Potter is eager to move on from Maupay incident that caused omission

Wed 04 November 2020 | 19:50

Graham Potter has referred to “an incident” in talking about Maupay’s surprise absence against Tottenham

The striker


missed the match against




described its reason as a tactical issue.

Then reports claimed that Maupay has been involved in a heated incident with a colleague and of concerns about the player attitude.

Potter said Brighton will moving forward after the Maupay incident.

He said: ““I spoke before the game and spoke about tactical reasons. When I use the word tactical it can be seen as a 4-2-3-1 or a system or a formation, and sometimes you have to make decisions that are right for the group.

“Sometimes mistakes are made and tempers are high and people are frustrated and emotional. You want that to a certain extent, we are in professional sport at the highest level.

“Sometimes the line gets crossed and it is about how you react to that. There is no problem with Neal. It is something we have dealt with as an incident. You move forward from it.

“He accepts it wasn’t his finest hour but he’s a young man that’s going to make mistakes, like we all do and have done. He then takes responsibility for them.

“We move forward as a group and are stronger for it.”

Maupay has scored four goals this season. He will return in the team for clash against


on Friday.

According to Potter he has been training with the squad and he is available for selection.


Alireza Jahanbakhsh

is hoping to return to the team after a hamstring injury.

Potter said: “Alireza has trained. That is good for us. We’ll see how he reacts in the next couple of days. We still have a couple more days.

“Solly March, we’ll have to wait closer to the game to see if it is possible for him.”

source: SportMob