Winfried Schaefer: ‘Khooneh be Khooneh showed how strong they are.’

Esteghlal claimed the Hazfi Cup for a record seventh time on Thursday in Khorramshahr.

“Now, we are just thinking about Zob Ahan match. I am not satisfied with playing an Iranian team in this stage but we are well-prepared for the match,” Schaefer said.

“Khooneh be Khooneh showed how strong they are. We won a difficult match and I am very happy at the moment,” the German coach added.

“Esteghlal are capable of winning the AFC Champions League,” the German coach added.Winfried Schaefer’s charges take on compatriots Zob Ahan FC in the Round of 16, on May 8 and 15.