Some awesome information about William Atashkadeh, This guy had the best pre season there is.
He is 19 years old, 180 tall and playes as a forward för Örebro SK, he was one of IFK Göteborgs biggest talent before he left them last season. He didnt have such a great season last year 11 games and 1 goal (he only started 2 or 3 games if i remember correctly the rest he was subbed in the last min), but in the pre season he has proved he got the quality. He has been one of the best för Örebro SK this preseason.
In the last 4 games he played for ÖSK he has scored in each one of those games.
26/2 against the Ukrainian team Zakarpattia he scored the 1-0 goal with a header (game ended 2-2)
19/3 Against Syrianska an allsvenska team in sweden he scored 1 goal and they won the game 3-1
25/3 scored 1 goal against Elfsborg one of the best teams in sweden game ended 2-2
28/3 even tho they lost against BK Forward he scored the only goal för Örebro SK
So with this record i really think he will start tommorow!
William Atashkadehs interview after the game vs BK Forward, he was unhappy about the result and said we just have to forget about this game and move on, then he told us how he scored the goal he shot the ball it hit the post and then it went it. He also said that they have to train well for them to not play this bad again on monday to be able to win.
Kalle Holmberg the swedish guy in this video said earlier today that he wants to play alongside William Atashkadeh, but he wants william to be up front and him playing a little bit behind him seeing how they are both strikers but he sees atashkadeh as a player who will score if he only gets the ball delivered to him, it was kalle holmberg who assisted his goal against BK Forward.
To be honest, and I hope I am mistaken, I do not think that these Iranians playing in Scandinavia will be relevant for us in the future. The ones that are good enough to actually make a difference in TM will probably be capped by e.g. Sweden first, since there is not an immense difference in quality between our national teams. Sweden is very good at capping young players and trying them out in the NT, even if no one actually believes that they will be future stars for the NT. So if you are not good enough to be capped at least once by Sweden, you are probably not going to be able to make any noise in TM.
Of course, this is assuming that these players would not themselves prefer to play for Iran instead of Sweden. But we all know that this is not very likely. The Nazari brothers are raised in Sweden and are not even 100% Iranian (their mother or father is from the Phillipines) and William Atashkadeh is half Swedish (if I am not mistaken). Why would they prefer to play for Iran, when playing for Sweden is much better for your career in terms of international exposure and professionalism etc? Just look at Behrang Safari. He is 100% Iranian, he speaks Farsi and seems to be proud of his heritage. Nevertheless, he chose Sweden and we cannot blame him for it.
No, let us focus on players in countries that have absolute world class NTs such as Germany or Holland (Ghoochi) since these players could reach high levels without
ever being picked for the other NTs.
I might be a bit cynical here, but I think we need to stay realistic.
Regardless, it is always interesting to follow Iranian players abroad so good job Zamboor!