Former Iran forward Ali Daei praises Persepolis after they reached the final match of the 2020 AFC Champions League.
qualified for the ACL final match twice in three years, they failed to win the title.
Persepolis were defeated by Japanese sideKashima Antlers
and lost to South KoreanUlsan Hyundai
2-1 in 2020
Persepolis did a great job and no other Iranian team could do that,
” Daei said in an interview with Persepolis’ website.
“To play in the final match within three years is not an easy job and no other team, even in Asia, could accomplish that. In my opinion, they have done a great job in the competition. Persepolis advanced to the final match with an Iranian coaching staff,” he added.
“Iran football owes this success to Persepolis because they defended our football’s credibility in Asia. They managed to be in the final with all the problems they had and nothing should ignore their success,” ex-Iran striker went on to say.
“Many other teams with better conditions cannot reach the final and it proves that what they have done. If they want to keep going, the coaches and players should not concentrate on useless things.
“They must focus on their goals to make them happen. I am sure they can win their fifth successive title in Iran league and repeat their success in Asia,” the world’s all-time leading goalscorer in the history of men’s international football concluded.