Esteghlal motivated to beat Al Hilal: Winfried Schaefer

April 7, 2019

TEHRAN – Esteghlal coach Winfried Schaefer says his team are motivated to beat Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal.

The Iranian Blues will face Al Hilal in Doha in Group C of the AFC Champions League.

Esteghlal sit bottom of the group with one point, while Al Hilal lead the table with six points.

“It’s an important match for both teams. Al Hilal are among the best teams in Asia and we have a difficult task against them. However, my players are motivated to meet Al Hilal but we need concentration for victory,” the German coach said.

“Al Hilal are leaders and it shows how strong they are but we can be success with self-confidence and discipline,” Schaefer added.

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