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Many think that elite athletes like me are taken care of. But that is not true, only a few like Sindhu are looked after well.
In fact, I am a bit apprehensive about biopics on sporting personalities in our country after seeing a few films. But my biopic is not going to be the same; it's completely different.
If I lose a match, I don't get sad or feel down. But if I lose a close match, I surely have sleepless nights.
I stopped playing mixed doubles and there is no result in mixed doubles. I was world number six. People who are talking about me and my performance and questioning my career and my achievements, where is the next mixed doubles pair, please show it to me. I would like to know.
Being a player, I am supposed to train and practice and only think about my game, what I have to develop and what weaknesses I have to take care of.
I don't expect people to understand, but as players who love the sport and have constantly been thrown a rock at by our association and now the Govt, there is only so much one can take.
Consistency is most important in international level and once you have it, you become a different player.
Unlike badminton playing major nations of the world, we never had a specialist doubles coach and so the discipline remained neglected.
I don't court controversies, but when I state facts, which are hard to digest for male-dominated authorities, they call them squabble.
I have fought back. From not being allowed to play, I have now qualified for Olympics in two events, it is satisfying. I feel proud.
Ali Daei

Ali Daei

Iran are very strong because we have many good players playing top-class football in Spain, Germany and England.

Ali Daei

Ali Daei

I have a lot of respect for Ali Karimi and appreciate his football but we cannot get desired results with big names. It won’t work.

Ali Daei

Ali Daei

I was so proud when I wore the international strip for the first time – I couldn’t swap that feeling with anything.

Ali Daei

Ali Daei

If it were up to me I’d rather sign up the best and most deserving players, since we have to make our fans happy.

Ali Daei

Ali Daei

Iran has been strong in individual sports like wrestling, judo and weightlifting, but we have never excelled at team sports.

Ali Daei

Ali Daei

Playing in Europe has been very good for our players in making progress and if more come here then I think it will help Iranian football.

Ali Daei

Ali Daei

I don’t like to talk about myself, but I can say that Sardar is a big player, along with someone like Karim Ansarifard.

Ali Daei

Ali Daei

I knew that Karimi would not come to the national team but invited him to show that I have no problem with anybody.

Ali Daei

Ali Daei

I have two years left on my contract with Hertha Berlin, but I’d like to play in England and if I’m offered a good contract from an English club then I’d want to go there.

Ali Daei

Ali Daei

Our soccer has always been weak in team-work. Iranians have been the best in the world individually, but as a team we are one step behind.

Ali Daei

Ali Daei

I will not summon any new player for the Saudi Arabia match in the 2010 World Cup qualification.

Ali Daei

Ali Daei

We have qualified for the 2010 World Cup qualification final round with young players and we will be able to advance in the competitions with the same players.

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