Daei: We deserved a win against Esteghlal
“We were a better team during this game. I think we deserved all three points and Esteghlal were lucky to earned one point from this match.
We have a good potential, and try to be successful in our upcoming games.” Ali Daei said in press conference after his men shares points in 1-1 draw against Esteghlal at the opening day of the new Iran’s Professional League (IPL) season.
He added: “We hit the post twice in this match. I'd like to thank from referee committee, but unfortunately a clear penalty not given and the referee could gave a red card to their player. The fate of this match could be changed if we awarded penalty and their player sent off. We will be IPL contender in this season if such things do not happen again. ”“Javad Nekounam was Iran national team's captain for many years and we want just appreciates their hard work and reminds that he is one of Iranian football legends.”Naft's coach told about Naft Tehran FC shown their appreciation to former Iran captain who announced his retirement from football recently.