Jahanbakhsh Opens Up on His Chelsea Goal
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Brighton winger Alireza Jahanbakhsh talked about his bicycle goal against Chelsea in January.
Talking an interviewer through his January goal of the month-winning strike, Jahanbakhsh's eyes lit up as if he were a joyful child showing off his favorite new toy.
Yet the player's celebration immediately after the goal portrayed a deeper feeling of desperation and relief. As soon as the ball nestled into the net, Jahanbakhsh fell to his knees, his hands clutched his face as he tried to fight the tears in his eyes, Sports Mole wrote.
He said: "For me it was a different feeling because I hadn't played a long time and to score twice in a row is a big relief for me mentally and also physically to get back my confidence."
“I'm very glad to help the team win points. I couldn't start the year any better. We did a great job. It's a great performance,” he added.
The moment that everyone at Brighton had been waiting 18 months for had finally arrived, and in spectacular fashion. Even Graham Potter couldn't hide his surprise – an indication that he had not been fully aware of the caliber of player at his disposal.
"I didn't predict that quality of strike but it was a fantastic goal and everyone is delighted for him," Potter admitted.
"He hasn't been involved as much as he would like but he has been fantastic around the place, he has worked hard, he has improved and he is getting his chance."