Sirous Dinmohammadi Criticizes Queiroz for Talking against Esteghlal FC
Sirous Dinmohammadi, the former captain and midfielder of Esteghlal FC, says the Tehran-based football club has a great chance for winning the title of AFC Champions League. Esteghlal has already qualified for quarterfinal of this tournament.
“Luckily, Esteghlal is taking advantage of the best Iranian players and coaches. In my opinion, the club has a great opportunity to win the title of ACL after almost 20 years.” Sirous Dinmohammadi told the Herald Boy on Sunday.
In the opening match of Iran’s Premier League, Esteghlal managed to defeat Gostaresh Foolad at Tabriz. “It was a difficult match for Esteghlal. Gostaresh scored the first goal of the game, but Esteghlal experienced players succeeded to change the final result.” Dinmohammadi added.
Sirous Dinmohammadi also made a comment about the performance of new players in the squad. “The conditions of these players will be improved in near future. However, they played very well in the first match, and their performance was promising. I congratulate the technical cadre and management of the club for the great signings in this season.”
During his most recent press-conference, the head coach of Iran national football team has urged the officials and coaches of Esteghlal to not use their main players in AFC Champions League tournament. Currently, most players of Team Melli are playing for Esteghlal FC.
“Unfortunately, Carlos Manuel Brito Leal Queiroz has made a ridiculous suggestion. Esteghlal has qualified for the knock-out phase of ACL, so the club should use its main and best players to win the title of this competition. The success of Esteghlal in this tournament is very important for the future of football in the country.” Sirous Dinmohammadi concluded.