TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Esteghlal head coach Farhad Majidi said his team paid a heavy price for not converting their chances, adding that the difference between the two sides was Al-Hilal's foreign contingent.
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Esteghlal suffered a 2-0 loss against Al-Hilal in the 2021 AFC Champions League Round of 16 in Dubai's Al-Wasl Stadium.
"Our players gave their best and despite creating chances, we failed to convert them," said the former international player.
"Al Hilal is a strong team and it has influential foreign players," he added.
"I want to thank the players for what they did. It was a difficult match as our preparations were not perfect while our opponents changed their style of play specifically for this match," Majidi concluded.