Tehran Times – LONDON, Fulham midfielder Ashkan Dejagah has said he misses his Iranian teammates and Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz.
Dejagah needed an operation on his ankle ligament in April and missed the rest of the last season.
Dejagah returned from Injury in mid-June and came off the bench in warm up matches.
The 27-year-old midfielder was left out of the starting lineup last week against Sunderland, where the Cottagers won 1-0.
“I am getting better. My doctor told me I need more rest. Hopefully, I will return to the lineup as soon as possible,” Dejagah was quoted as saying by the Iranian Students News Agency (ISNA).
Media revealed Dejagah has received offers from several Premier League clubs.
He said, “I’ve not heard anything about that. I am just concentrating on Fulham and I am not interested in leaving the team. I love being here,” he said.
“I am so happy because we started the new season with a victory over Sunderland. Fulham wants to qualify for the next season’s Champions League,” Dejagah stated.
Dejagah has not played for Iran football team since Uzbekistan’s match about seven months ago.
“I miss my teammates and Carlos Queiroz as well. Playing in front of the Iranian fans is so wonderful. I became so desperate after finding out I cannot play in Iran’s last three matches in the World Cup qualifiers,” Dejagah added.
Iran qualified for the 2014 World Cup in June after beating South Korea 1-0 in Ulsan.
“I am sure Iran will do its best in the 2014 World Cup. I like to play England or Germany in the competition,” Former Germany Under-21 striker concluded.