Daei: Nekounam is one of the best in Iranian football history
“Javad Nekounam is a person who hardly worked for Team Melli during last years and makes us proud by playing in Spain. Due to his presence in Osasuna we followed their games against teams like Real Madrid and Barcelona. Is that right he retired from football in this way?” Said Ali Daei, one of the guests who invited to the Imam Reza Institute's ceremony, a farewell party was held in honor of Former Iran captain Javad Nekounam who announced his retirement from football on Friday.
Naft Tehran coach added: “If the Arab countries in the Persian Gulf have a player like Nekounam, they appreciate for work done by him in the best way possible, but the story is completely different here.”
“We were teammate in Iran national team and I know him well. He is one of the best players in Iranian football history. ” The former Iran and Persepolis coach told, “I'm sure he will back to football and continue as a coach or other roles, and he can be successful.”