“Our opponents will try to rest many of their players after their exit from the competition. I watched some of their matches and all their players are good so I expect a tough match but we will do our best to get a positive result.”
Tractorsazi have struggled in the AFC Champions League this season, picking up just one win in their opening five games and they are rooted to the bottom of the group, one point behind Al Ahli.
They will be without Farshad Ahmadzadeh, who is suspended after being sent off in the game against Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli on Matchday Five and coach Toni Oliveira admitted his focus is now on the Iranian club’s domestic campaign.
“I previously expected Al Ahli of Saudi Arabia and their namesakes in UAE would qualify from the group,” said the Portuguese coach. “We were not ready for the competition as our concentration was on the local league.
“We have a chance to win the title in Iran and despite the fact we have already lost any hopes of advancing, we will give our best in the match tomorrow. We will miss some players but hopefully we have good replacements for them.”
Urawa proved too incisive for Brisbane despite Petrovic making 10 changes to the team which beat Gamba Osaka at the weekend after scoring either side of half-time through Shinzo Koroki and Yuki Muto to end the hosts’ season.
Roar promises all-out attack against Urawa (for over)
Urawa will rest key players
Roar’s hopes of progressing are likely to be boosted by the prospect of a weakened Urawa squad, who edged Gamba Osaka in the league on Saturday.
While not naming which players would miss the match, Urawa coach Mihailo Petrovic revealed several new faces would line up for their final continental fixture.
“After the long flight coming here we are going to use fresh players but we have got good quality players overall,” said Petrovic.
“Unfortunately we couldn’t get through the group stage but this is football. For our club and for our supporters we have to win.
“The last game in Japan with Brisbane Roar was a good game. Nothing is wrong with our team and we’ll be playing to get a victory.”
I learned the «Middle East» from its own sources that the coaching staff for the team Al-Ahli soccer, led by Swiss coach Christian Gross in the process of hiring half the basic elements in the Asian confrontation awaited before Nasaf of Uzbekistan next Tuesday in Uzbekistan within the last round for teams of Group D League Asian Champions League.
It will Grosse access to a balanced mix so that relieves some of the key names that have been squeezed during the last stage with vaccination team some alternative components and to involve them in the game.
The aim of the National coach of this procedure to keep the essential elements in the atmosphere of strong official matches and equip them for the remainder of confrontations Saudi NBA as the team waits for two games crucial to cooperation and the Union in the last two rounds of the contest the league will determine the track team to achieve the title of the league championship.