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Potter is frustrated with his situation at Brighton

Thu 31 December 2020 | 17:49

Graham Potter explains his problems as Brighton boss.


Boss admits that he is experiencing the hardest time of his career right now as his team faces too many problems.

“If you don’t win football matches, it’s harder to convince people that you are on the right path, and I can understand that,”

said Potter


“We took over a team that finished with 36 points, and we got them to 41 in the first season, changed the playing style, added some younger players.

“But you want to carry on improving and results-wise, as it stands currently, they’re not improved, so therefore you can understand the criticism.

“We’ve got ambition and, if you look at our games this season, we’ve gone into the games believing and having the thought we can win any game. But we haven’t. And if you’re not lucky, you can find yourself in this situation.

“It’s football at the highest level, with it comes pressure, with it comes challenge; challenge isn’t a bad thing – just because it’s the most challenging time of my career doesn’t mean it’s bad.

“I’m really fortunate and grateful for the opportunity to find out about myself and come through a tough period.”

About having eight defeats and eight draws in 2020 he added:

“I can’t say anything other than it’s not a nice statistic – there’s no defence,” added Potter. “We don’t like it at all.

“We’ve drawn a lot of games that we feel we should have won.

“If you look at the games we have lost – Manchester United twice, Chelsea, Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City, Southampton and Crystal Palace – we’ve played those teams with no fans, which is of course another factor.

“But the reality of it is we haven’t won enough at home and it isn’t good.

“I accept we want to improve and we need to improve.”

source: SportMob