According to Mehr reporter, the Premier Football League competitions were closed with the end of the fourth week of games, so that the Iranian national team could camp for preparatory games against Bulgaria and Angola. The results of the first four weeks of the 23rd League show that the traditional contenders for the championship are competing again so that Sepahan with 12, Persepolis with 10 and Esteghlal with 9 points are at the top of the table.
In an interview with Mehr reporter, Mohsen Khalili talked about the strategy of each of the contenders for the championship, Persepolis’ goal scoring problem, Sepahan’s phenomenon, and Esteghlal’s all-round effort, which you can read below:
The results of Sepahan on the way to the championship
Mohsen Khalili said about the four consecutive victories of Sepahan Isfahan in the current season of the Premier League, which brought Jose Morais’s students to the top: they were very active in recruiting. It is natural that when you take the famous players, there will be a margin, but anyway, their output in the initial weeks has been very good and it shows that they are thinking about winning the championship again.
The stability of Persepolis was good news
The veteran of the Persepolis football team emphasized about the start of the championship competition between the Red Army and Sepahan: these teams, along with Esteghlal, are serious contenders for the championship. In my opinion, Persepolis started a stable process at the beginning of this season, and now they no longer have a big concern for inconsistency. This is good news for Persepolis, which was able to retain good players. The strategy of the champion team did not need to be changed, which Yahya Golmohammadi recognized well and simply decided to strengthen.
Definitely a striker is a basic need
Former Premier League player Mr. Gol reminded about the team’s weakness in scoring: Persepolis’ technical tactics are implemented very well on the field. The point here is that Persepolis needs to attract strikers. This team plays football in such a way that the players in the offensive line need to know each other enough when they are on the field.
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Khalili said about Shahab Zahedi’s failure to score: He is a very good striker. He runs well and appears very well in the opponents’ penalty area. He is one of the players who creates positions and is not just a finisher. He plays at the disposal of the team and this is a good thing for the team work of Persepolis, but Zahedi must score.
He emphasized: his presence in European football for the last few seasons has changed the attitude of this player. Shahab should become the model of the European game in Persepolis. I don’t mean the low level of technical quality of the team, but by the way, I believe that the strategy of this team is such that an attacker must be ready for any type of game at the moment.
A weak offensive line is dangerous in Asia
The Iranian football expert warned against the lack of strikers in Persepolis and stated: When you are going to play with a team like Al-Nasr, which has world stars, you have to score goals from every situation. A weak offensive line is dangerous.
The national team needs great games
Regarding the Iranian national team’s training camp for the friendly match with Bulgaria and Angola, Khalili mentioned: holding friendly matches can increase the motivation and team spirit of the players. I think we have one of the most different Asian Nations Cup ahead of us. Iran’s national team needs great friendly games with strong teams.
There is no other choice but to respect Team Omid
The director of Persepolis Academy noted that Reza Enayati did not pay attention to the Omid Persepolis team’s list of players: Anyway, it is Mr. Enayati’s decision. Last season, Persepolis was the runner-up in the Omid category, but the technical staff of the Omid team has made other decisions to invite players, which is respectable for us. From the bottom of my heart, I wish Omid’s team goes to the Paris Olympics because it can create a special dynamic in terms of basic teams and player development.