after watching pp's recent ACL games, I think Pouladi is a far better option than hajsafi.
Hajsafi, imo, wasnt even the best LB option even before pouladi's improvements. MAHINI had shown remarkable form and ability in delivering at this post at ZOB. But the guy is so versatile at both LB and RB that I feel sorry for the coach who has to decide where to use the lad.
if you ask me, even ASHJARI is far better than hajsafi at LB. Ashjari's rejuvenation and recapture of form at sepahan is quite vivid and noticable. his shooting, his flanks runs, his crosses, fighting spirit and physical presence makes him one of the best LB's in Iran.
Has ashjari been invited by Carlos to any camp yet..?
I prefer Pouladi too..! I like his big size & better physical presence on D & he has been steadily improving @ Wing play his crossing ..! Hajsafi is faster, younger & may be better in going forward, but he is kinda of an immature player, who's long passing is often inaccurate & his final touches are often shitt ..! Perhaps against fast, smaller Koreans, he'd be a better option..!?
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Pouladi wasnt this good at defensive duties a few months back. That's why he looked suspect and I also had my doubts. But I think with CQ INSISTING and PERSISTING on using him there and his clubs (Mes first and now pp) employing him at that post, he has found his footing and has become familiar with the tasks.
Hajsafi was not a LB to begin with..it was only out of desparation that he was given a chance at the post..and he later noticed his chances to be selected to TM would be much higher if he stays at that position......
hajsafi,is only a League material..not TM......because he is too weak defensively...and TM LB, more than anything,must be a defensive player....and offensive abilities are secoundary.