Iran Pro League 2018/19 – Week 17:
A Great Win For Foolad
Foolad Khouzestan 2 – Perspolis Tehran 1
Foolad Khouzestan football team defeated Perspolis Tehran 2-1 in Iran Professional League on Sunday.
Foolad Kouzestan Official Website – In the match held in Ahwaz’s Ghadir Stadium, Mehdi Zobeidi and Luciano Pereira scored for Foolad and Kamal Kamyabinia pulled a goal back.
Iran Pro League Official Standings 2018/19
Iran Pro League 2018/19 – Week 16:
Sixteenth Week Of Premier League
Foolad draw in JAM
In the Sixteenth week of Iran professional league , foolad drew with Pars Jonoubi in Jam Takhti Stadium.
Foolad Kouzestan Official Website – Foolad and Pars Jonoubi Jam football teams played out a 0-0 draw in Week 16 of the Iran Professional League on Monday.
Foolad F.C. Training Camp, January 2019-Kish Island, Film Number 1”
تمرینات تیم فولاد خوزستان، دی ۱۳۹۷- جزيره كيش، فیلم ١
Foolad F.C. 8-0 Kish Island Highlights “ Friendly game number 1 – Kish Island, January 2019 “
فولاد خوزستان۸-۰ منتخب فوتبال کیش فیلم کوتاهی از اولین بازی دوستانه در اردوی آماده سازی در جزیره کیش – دی ماه ۱۳۹۷
Foolad F.C. Training Camp, January 2019-Kish Island, Film Number 2”
تمرینات تیم فولاد خوزستان، دی ۱۳۹۷- جزيره كيش، فيلم٢
Foolad Khuzestan F.C. Motivation Film, January 21 – 2019 – Kish Island
تمرینات تیم فولاد خوزستان، دی ۱۳۹۷- جزيره كيش، فيلم ٣
Afshin Ghotbi praised the performance of his players during the match against Tractor Sazi Tabriz.
“It was my first experience in the Yadegar Imam Stadium. I saw one of the most beautiful football scenes in my life. Fans of Tractor created good scenes. We had a good organization in the first half and we were able to score. My players were able to play very well in the short time,” Foolad Head Coach Afshin Ghotbi said in the post-match news conference.
“In the second half we were trying for the second score because the one-zero in Tabriz was not enough. Tractor hit a lot of pressure, but we were able to earn three points with the sympathy of the players. I am proud of my players and I will give this win to Foolad Fans. I wish success for Tractor,” he added.
“We tried to implement our own programs. We do not have many changes in the second half of the season, but with small changes we will achieve great goals” Ghotbi said.
“We created good opportunities from interceptions. There are little differences between teams and with a little precision, we knew the details,” Foolad Head Coach said.
“ I congratulate Taghavi for his good performance in Tractor, coaching in Tractor Sazi is difficult, he has already left five matches without loss, this shows that he is a good coach,” Ghotbi said.
“The emotions that I see in Iranian football are huge, it makes me happy to work with these players,” he emphasized.
“Iranian football fans know that I like to attack, our goalkeeper wanted to take the pressure off the team, I apologize if this makes you sad, “he added.
“It is natural for the players to defend and keep up their goals in front of 70,000 fans. This victory gives a lot of confidence to our team players and fans. You will surely see better matches from our team in future,” Foolad Head Coach Afshin Ghotbi said.
Iran Pro League 2018/19 – Week 15:
15:00 ( Local Time )
Yadegar-e Emam Stadium
Google+ & YouTube: Afshin Ghotbi Official
Iran Pro League Official Standings 2018/19
“khuzestan, Thank you for your love & warm reception… You have touched my heart!”
” خوزستان , از مهمان نوازی گرم و عشق شما بی نهایت سپاس گذارم… قلب و احساس من تحت تاثیر عشق وصف نکردنی شما قرار گرفت! ”
“ One Team, One Love, One Foolad”
” یک تیم, یک عشق, یک فولاد “
Foolad Khuzestan F.C. Motivation Film , December 6 – 2018
“Persepolis is one of the most popular, maybe the most popular, clubs in Asia because they have 30 million followers.”
“If you are a player or a coach with Persepolis and you travel anywhere in the world you will meet an Iranian person somewhere in some street that will recognise you and run to you and talk about how you won or lost or how you performed in a particular match. That’s the kind of passion that fans of Persepolis have.
“Obviously it means a lot to Japanese football, and obviously it means a lot to Kashima fans, but multiply that maybe by 10, or even more, and that’s what it means to Iranian fans because football has a different place in the hearts of Iranian people, and Persepolis has a very special place for Iranian fans. Persepolis fans are born and die as Persepolis fans, that’s how they are.”
The 54-year-old coach led Iranian giants Persepolis to win the domestic title, however, Ghotbi believes it’s not his biggest achievement in football.
Finishing fourth with South Korea in the 2002 World Cup as assistant of Dutchman Guus Hiddink and winning the championship with LA Galaxy are very important success in his career, the Iranian coach asserted.
Ghotbi has already worked in seven different countries, but he also likes to coach a German football team. Fortuna Dusseldorf, Hannover 96 and Prussia Münster has reportedly negotiated with Ghotbi, transfermarkt.at reported.
“I’m very disappointed that it did not work out. But I think it has more to do with the fact that I’m not German than with my quality as a coach. I’ve been interested in German football all my life. As a small boy, I stayed up late at night to watch Bundesliga matches. As a 10-year-old, I was in Germany during the 1974 World Cup. It is one of my dreams to be able to work in German football,” he emphasized.
Ghotbi must be a special coach, you could see the reaction of the fans and players of the Chinese second division Shijiazhuang Ever Bright after his departure in early September. You could see tears in their eyes after they found out their coach would leave their team.
“Football is an international game. Working abroad and living in different parts of the world has always fascinated me. I have worked in seven countries in my career because I like the sporting, social and cultural challenges. Each country offers different challenges and growth opportunities. I have been able to inspire, educate and make people happy. I’m fortunate to have this opportunity,” Ghotbi said.
“I am proud of my origin, my history and my past. It helped me develop a diverse cultural understanding and tolerance. With a non-traditional football background, I had to prove myself every day and become a better person and coach,” explains the Iranian-born, who grew up in the U.S. and had to do more work and time because of his origin than others.
Ghotbi also calls himself a sympathetic, passionate and open-minded coach.
“Football is my religion, the club is my home and players are my family. There is no perfect coach, but it challenges us to get better every day. New ideas are all around us. We can learn from everyone, the key is to listen with an open mind and an open heart,” he stated.