|Org||Iran National Team|
|Club as Player||AZ Alkmaar|
2017 03 04 Retrieve
[Alireza Jahanbakhsh speaks about the World Cup’s influence on him and his family’s lives] I have a strong memory of watching the 2006 World Cup at home with my family. As we were watching a game, my father turned to me and said, ‘This is my biggest dream – to see you one day playing wearing that shirt at a World Cup’. I was just a kid at the time; neither of us could have imagined I would do just that only eight years later. But his dream definitely became my dream, and I was really determined to do whatever I could to make it happen
2018 11 16 Retrieve
[Brighton’s Alireza Jahanbakhsh returns form injury] Thankfully, my condition is great, and I’ve trained with the team in the past couple of days. I have no problem to play this game [against Iraq], and I am ready. It’s up to the staff to decide whether they want to use me or not
2019 12 28 Retrieve
[Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Aaron Mooy on target as Brighton beat Bournemouth 2-0] It’s been a long time coming and I didn’t make minutes but I have been waiting for this time for a long time. Before the match I had a great feeling because I’m playing well and I’m glad to help us win the game.
Obviously it was an emotional moment for me, I had ups and downs last year, trying to settle. This season it felt good with the new manager
2020 01 01 Retrieve
[Brighton’s Jahanbakhsh savours stunning equaliser against Chelsea] It is an amazing feeling. When I was about to go on, I had a feeling I could have an impact on the game. When I saw the ball, I just tried to hit it as hard as I could and the bicycle kick was the only option. I’m going to watch it a couple more times
[His effort also broke an unwanted run for the Seagulls, who had lost each of their last 11 encounters with Chelsea] It has been a really tough time for me. I have been training well and working hard to get my chance. Luckily, it has gone the way I wanted. I’m very glad to help the team win points. I couldn’t start the year any better
Chelsea are a great side. We knew it was going to be a tough game. First half, we controlled most of the game. We were dominant most of the time and we had chances to win. We did a great job. It’s a great performance. 2019 didn’t go as well as I wanted. I tried to end the year as well as I could and I’ve started 2020 in the best way possible.