Even though I was a Perspolisy when I was a kid, I can't think of any fellow
Perspolisy who did not have a lot of respect and admiration for Hassan Roshan,
Esteglales and TM top scorer.
The following is part of an interview that appeared in Aftab Yazd on Dec 7 2005:
Irans Footbal Federation is looking for short term results and planning for
the future does not seem to be IFF officials concern. I have not seen Omids
game but I have been following the results and I am happy about that. However,
the IFF can not claim that just because they scored 4 goals against Qatar and Kuwait
they have been successful.... In all the countries in the world, how the under 20
team performs is the top concern of the football federations, because this is the
infrastructure of the future teams. They try to train and educate properly this group
to have a strong backbone for the national team. However, since my involvement
with the youth team 3 months ago, I have realized there is NO PLAN TO SUPPORT
AND TRAIN OUR YOUNG TALENTS. Many years ago, our youth teams would
easily become Asia's champion and go to Olympics however recently we have not
witnessed that. We will not achieve anything if we remain focused on immediate
results and forget planning for future.
mere sending of such a team to the U-20 tourney ... that too , in west asia ( and not even whole of asia ) shd be enough to sack dadkan and his imbecile gang.
to allow and actually back such a team !!
but we have ourselves to blame too.
when we won the busan games with our U-23 + 3 seniors, against japan's & korea's U-19 teams, and made it out as if we have broken the ghoul's ..... "that place" ... what do you expect?
and each time, we hark back to 4 years ago, as testimony that today's choices are correct
obviously, the new coach will try to win it at all possible costs amd means.
coz he thinks if he stays a couple of yrs, ppl will hail him as savior of this & that too !!