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Coach: No change in Persepolis’ policies against Al-Sadd

Tehran, Head coach of Persepolis said that despite all problems that his team has to meet Al- Sadd, it will never change its football policies and philosophy while maintaining its resolve to win the match.

'All of us are excited over a great match with Al- Sadd in the semi-finals of the AFC Champions League,' Branko Ivankovic told journalists before a training session on Saturday. 'We are the only team reaching this stage in the last two years.'

He added, 'This shows that our growing trend continues, but last year there were a lot of problems at this stage,' he continued. 'To meet Tuesday, Kamal Kamyabinia, Mohammad Ansari and Hossein Mahini will certainly not be in the list, along with these players, Seyyed Jalal Hosseini has caught a cold.'

The head coach of Persepolis said, 'Along with all the problems, we are very happy to be at this stage and I hope we can successfully pass Al-Sadd too.'

'Given the injuries and deprivations we have, definitely one of our young players should be in the list position in the match against Al-Sadd. These young people have come to Persepolis deserving and I have the maximum confidence in them,' he added.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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