Shabab Alahli vs Foolad prematch press conference

Speaking at the prematch press conference heading to Foolad Khuzestan match, Mahdi Ali Shabab Alahli head coach stated that next match is different from the previous one, hoping that the team can achieve positive result to keep hopes alive to qualifying to next round

Mahdi Ali: our opponent is physically strong, we are facing tough team, and looking forward to getting good result, we need to focus more, and be careful during 90 minutes, also we have to play fast and not keep the ball

Mahdi Ali: I hope if we come with our full squad, but we have some key players  returning from injuries like Omar Abdul Rahman and Cartabia.  Omar Abdul Rahman is an important player for the team and he is talented and good leader and knows how to deal with such matches.

Our player Salmin Khamis stressed the importance of the  match, adding that their aim is to win and fight to qualify to the next stage of the AFC Champions League.

He said: “The next match is totally different. and we are fully focus.