Esteghlal FC Blamed for Departure of Mojtaba Jabbari
The departure of Mojtaba Jabbari from Esteghlal FC has made many troubles for Amir Ghalenoei. Currently, there is not any quality playmaker in this club, which is determined to win the title of AFC Champions League.
Amir Ghalenoei, the head coach of Esteghlal, announced on Thursday that Esteghlal is capable of claiming the title of ACL, but the team needs to take advantage of a professional playmaker.
Reza Ghamsari, an Iranian football analyst, believes that Esteghlal should recruit a quality playmaker to resolve its main weak point. “In my humble opinion, Jabbari is currently the best playmaker in Iran. To be honest, Esteghlal has lost a true gem.”
“Esteghlal should compete in several tournaments including ACL, Iran Premier League and Hazfi Cup in this season. Of course, the forwards of this team will fail to score goals if the midfielders don’t assist them appropriately.” Ghamsari added.
The Iranian football analyst believes that the managers of Esteghlal have managed to sign with a number of quality forwards. “However, this element doesn’t guarantee the success of Esteghlal. Amir Ghalenoei should test his new players in the mentioned post to see if they can help him.”
Over the past few seasons, Jabbar played a key role in the achievements of Esteghlal. The Iranian player was nicknamed “Zinadine Zidane of Asia”.
According to local media reports, Jabbari didn’t extend his contract with Esteghlal because of his personal problems with Ali Fathollahzadeh, the President of Esteghlal Football Club. Fathollahzadeh has also declared that Jabbari cannot return to this team as long as he manages the Tehran-based football club.
Jabbari used to control the flow of Esteghlal’s offensive play, and was often involved in passing moves which led to important goals for his side.