Hossein Faraki Prepares Foolad for ACL Tournament
Hossein Faraki, the head coach of Foolad Khoozestan FC, says the main goal of his side is performing well in AFC Champions League. Last season, Foolad managed to claim his spot in ACL by becoming fourth in Iran’s Premier League. The first four teams of Iran Pro League automatically qualify for AFC Champions League.
“It was very important for me to save the players from last season. Fortunately, we achieved to extend the contracts of most players. Currently, we are intending to add a number of high quality foreign players to our squad in the hope of fixing the weak points.” Hossein Faraki remarked during the brink of a training session on Saturday.
As Foolad has not transferred-in any famous players, many have raised questions and criticized the performance of team officials in transfer window. “I personally admire all the famous players serving in Iran Pro League. But most of them demand much money, and we are unable to allocate huge funds for transferring that type of players to our team. However, I am personally interested in working with Iranian top players.” Faraki declared.
The former coach of Iran national football team believes that young players are full of motivations to play in domestic league and international tournaments. “According to my experiences, young players will do their best in order to secure their places in starting line-ups. Positive competition is an important factor for establishing a forerunning team in football.”