Tehran Times - Iranian international midfielder Saied Ezatolahi discussed his loan move to Anzhi Makhachkala and his recent condition in an interview with Russian website Sport.ru.
Move to Anzhi
I had little time to play in Rostov so I decided to move here to Anzhi to have more playing time and show my qualities. People in Iran know Anzhi Makhachkala quite well as a couple of big players like Samuel Eto’o and Roberto Carlos who have played here. Anzhi is a big club with great fans and I’m so proud to be part of the team.
The biggest problem in Russia
My biggest difficulty in Russia is learning Russian language. Fortunately in Rostov I had very little problem in communicating as Sardar could translate everything and I was so happy with it but here at Anzhi I will definitely have difficulties with the language.
I had the offer to extend my contract with Atletico Madrid but I wanted to develop my football and have more playing time. I had even an offer from Getafe but I chose to move to Rostov in order to work under Kurban Berdyev. He is interested in working with young talented players and was eager to sign me even before my move to Madrid. I also discussed my move to Russia with Queiroz and he was quite positive.
Queiroz vs. Berdyev
Carlos Queiroz is a great coach and I have talked with him whenever I had to take a decision. He told me to move to Anzhi in order to have more playing time. Queiroz and Berdyev have something in common, they both know modern football very well and are among the top coaches I have in my mind. They are also great humans off the pitch.