Khosrow Heydari is not happy with his own performance himself. The right Halfback of Esteghlal Club in the national team explained in his personal interview with Sport News after the game between Iran and Emirates: first of all, I am glad that the national team won the battle and is now in the head of the table and can enter the next round easily. I am also happy that I could play as the fix player after two games while I am not much satisfied with my performance. I expected to be way better than what I did today and I should play better and more influential. I promise to have a better performance in future games. Khosrow followed: everything was on Emirates side in this game apart from the Audience! From the field to the heat and humidity in the climate were all a benefit for them. However, the audiences changed the atmosphere of the club all set for us. With the help of god we could make a goal in the 91st minute and make all Iranians happy.
/ Heydari said about his the miscommunication with Jahanbakhsh in the game that : I have played with Ashkan Dezhageh more so obviously we know each other better and we have a better communication in the game. Jahanbakhsh and I should try to enhance this relationship in the field so that in case the technical staff set us together we can have a better performance. Overall, I hope the technical staff and Mr. Queiroz are happy with our performances.
The trip of Esteghlal to Arak was kind of interesting, as most of the key players were absent in this game. The blue wearers are practically playing with their second team facing Aluminum team. Jasem Karar was the first players whose absence in Arak was conformed as he was traveling to Iraq and his disciplinary problems. After this Iraqi Halfback, Hashem Beyzadeh also left the rehearsals of Esteghlal as the club had not worked according to its financial promises. Yesterday, the Esteghlal members, did their best to convince him join the club in Arak trip but they could not. Amir Hossein Sadeghi was also down with Flue and got hospitalized and he was not permitted to left home and had to take bed rest as per his recovery period . hence the name of thisnational player defense of Esteghlal was also seen among the absences.