Eamon Zayed, the former striker of Presepolis FC, talked about his interest in Tehran derby. He was one of the best foreign players in this match as he made history for Reds in last season.
“I really want to play in this game but some people were not happy with my presence in the club. It’s the best feeling when you score a goal for your side in a derby match. I may join Presepolis in next season. If so I will have a chance to play in this magnificent match.” said Eamon Zayed, the current member of Aluminium Hormozgan in Iran Pro League.
In the beginning of the new season, Zayed left Presepolis FC because he didn’t have a place in the squad of new head coach, Manuel Jose, who then replaced with Yahya Golmohammadi. “The current progress of Presepolis is because of one element. The players like Golmohammadi and do their best to serve him. Golmohammadi is a charismatic coach who has helped the team a lot.”
“I have currently picked up a small injury and I won’t be able to play for my side until the next week.” Zayed concluded.
On 2 February 2012, Zayed came on as a substitute in his second appearance, in the Tehran derby with Persepolis being reduced to 10 men and 2-0 behind. He scored in the 82nd minute to make it 2-1 with a beautiful right-footed curling shot. Two minutes later he headed home an angled cross to level the game. In the 92nd minute of the match Zayed left two defenders for dead in a counter-attack move and put Persepolis into a 3-2 lead in dramatic style to be the first non-Iranian player to net a hat-trick in the Tehran derby.