Jahanbakhsh Earns Praise from Brighton Coach Potter
- May, 17, 2021 - 16:50
- Sports news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter praised Alireza Jahanbakhsh’s performance in the West Ham clash.
The Iran international twice tested Lukasz Fabianski and hooked an effort narrowly off target from a wide angle.
But he did not finish the game as Percy Tau took his place in the 73rd minute and created the opening goal for Danny Welbeck.
Jahanbakhsh has suffered plenty of frustration in his three seasons with the Seagulls. But he has started the last two matches.
“I thought Ali had a good game. He helped us more in the second half. We adjusted his position a little bit at half-time and I think he threatened the back line really well,” Potter said.
“He had a couple of opportunities and was unlucky not to score but he contributed to some good attacking play for us. He linked up as well so pleasing for him.
“We were a little bit concerned for Ali just because he hasn’t played so many 90s and we didn’t want him to break down after a good performance so some fresh legs in that position,” he added.