Brighton manager Graham Potter has said that Alireza Jahanbakhsh deserves to start for the Seagulls and has been unfortunate not to get more game-time.
The Iranian forward has featured just 10 times in all competitions this season and was again left out of the 20-man matchday squad for last night’s clash against Manchester United, with recent transfer speculation linking him with Eredivisie duo Ajax (De Telegraaf) and PSV Eindhoven (Voetbal International).
However, despite rarely calling upon him for the Seagulls, Potter remains a big fan of the 26-year-old. As per West Sussex County Times, he said: “Maybe with the make-up of it he’s just been a bit unlucky. He has been top in terms of how he has worked, his professionalism, his support for the team, how he’s conducted himself has been incredible.
“It’s so hard when you have to make those decisions to leave players out, especially like Ali. He deserves to be in the starting eleven and the squad, he deserves that with his attributes, with his work. It’s just the joys of the head coach. He has to make the decision and at the moment he’s been unlucky.”
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