TEHRAN: Teymourian Enjoying Time At Bolton


Persian League, Iran
Nov 19 2006

GOAL – Iranian midfielder Andranik Teymourian may have had minimal
time on the pitch since joining Premier League outfit Bolton Wanderers
but the 23 year-old is enjoying his time in England and aiming for
the Champions League.

"I am satisfied with my current situation at Bolton," he was quoted
as saying by Iran Sports Press.

"I have not played much, but to establish myself in a league that is
the fastest paced in the world, I need time."

The Armenian-born star accepts the fact that competition for places
is fierce in the upper reaches of the Premier League.

"The player playing in my position, Ivan Campo, has played very well
and has scored some crucial goals. It is in the nature of football that
a manager does not change a winning team. We have had good results
and we are consequently in 4th place and our goal is to play in the
Champions League next year."

The former Abu Moslem player is not the only one showing patience,
the Bolton boss is helping him adapt.

"Sam Allardyce told me that he is optimistic about my future. He
also told me how at the start of Thierry Henry’s career in England,
he did not do well in his first few months, but, with time, he was
able to find his best ever form.

"Allardyce told me to be hopeful for the future and I will give my
best effort so that I can perform well for Bolton. I have a contract
here for two years and have no intention of leaving this club."

The powerful midfielder also reflected in the differences between
professional football in Iran and England.

"Things are so organized here that I cannot even talk about the
differences between here and Iran. When a meeting here is set for
12:01, the meeting starts at exactly that time."

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