Al Duhail Head Coach Christophe Galtier described the team’s match versus the Iranian team Persepolis in the final round of the group stage of the AFC Champions League as an important task despite the team’s elimination. The coach, who spoke at the pre-match press conference held at 06:30 pm today in the press conference hall at Azadi Stadium in the Iranian capital, Tehran, and said: An important match awaits us at the end of the group stage, although we have lost hope of qualifying for the next round, unlike Persepolis, which still has a chance to pass to the round of 16, but we will play with all seriousness to achieve a positive result in this confrontation.
Galtier added: The match will be a good opportunity for our young players to participate in such big matches in order to gain the experience they need in the upcoming fixtures, which will contribute to their development in the professional career.
The coach continued: I have watched the last two games of the Iranian team and saw the strength of the team and their organization on the field and the great capabilities of the players, especially in the offensive line, which will make us play versus them with all our focus.
The coach concluded: It is difficult to compare the French League and the Iranian League, and there are many who do not know about the Iranian League, but everyone knows the strength of the Iranian national team and that there are many fans and supporters of football, which makes the Iranian clubs strong.