Reza Ghoochannejhad Unhappy at Standard Liège
Iran international Reza Ghoochannejhad says he is unhappy at the new club, Standard Liège, as he has failed to claim a spot in starting line-up of the team in recent three matches.
“I have signed a four-year contract with Standard Liège. Currently, the club has a lot of quality players, but I prefer to play for this team as a fixed player. I’m only 25 years old, so I should care about the future of my career.” Reza Gucci remarked during an interview with Iranian local media.
Ghoochannejhad declares that he has received offers from top Belgian and Dutch clubs, but he wants to see if he can get opportunities in his new club. “Firstly, I don’t want to leave Standard Liège because this team is one of the best sides of Belgian Pro League. Secondly, I need to appear in as many matches as I can since the head coach of Iran national football team is monitoring my performance closely.” Gucci added.
“I want to secure my spot in 2014 FIFA World Cup, so I should do my best in this season. I have experienced great moments with my former clubs, Sint-Truiden and Cambuur. I am determined to replicate the success at Standard Liège too.” Reza Ghoochannejhad reiterated.
Ghoochannejhad joined Standard Liège in January 2013, and scored his first goal for Liege on 19 May in a 4-3 playoff match win against Lokeren. His great performance in Belgian Pro League made Team Melli head coach Carlos Queiroz to invite Ghoochannejhad to Iran national football team. Reza Gucci scored the winning goal of his side against South Korea.