The 31-year-old recently commented that he would like to return to the Premier League and said Madrid had blocked previous attempts to leave.
The South American zone World Cup qualifiers were originally scheduled to begin in late March but were suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Our players are highly motivated to beat their opponents on Sunday. We are Esteghlal and can benefit from our previous experience in the competition," he added.
"These two tournaments came too close to each other for me this time," she added.
Jaime Mata's second half goal saw Getafe start their season with a 1-0 win at home to Osasuna. The goal scored from close range was confirmed by a VAR review after Mata had looked to be offside. Enditem
RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) said Monday that last-minute changes could be made to its 2022 World Cup qualifying tournament amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The changes mean that the weekend will open with Villarreal at home to Eibar, with Villarreal looking to improve on an opening day's performance that saw them held 1-1 at home by newly promoted Huesca.
"I don't think David is demanding to stand above those two," the 43-year-old said.
KPMG recently rated Schalke among the 15 most valuable clubs (814 million euros) worldwide.
The next 20 minutes were dominated by Brest, but Maccabi's defense stopped all the visitors' attempts.
The teenage footballers lost their lives late Saturday when the vehicle they were traveling in was involved in the collision in the country's southern Ashanti region.