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Graham Potter: It’s hard to handle criticism from Brighton fans

Sat 02 January 2021 | 9:21

Brighton boss has been under fire for his team’s recent form as they are stuck in the relegation zone.

2020 has been a miserable year for

Brighton Albion

as the team have managed to achieve only five

Premier League

victories. They go into the new year as they are placed in the table’s relegation zone and their fan base is furious as they don’t see enough improvements being made in the team’s game. Ahead of the Seagulls’ Saturday match against

Wolves

,

Graham Potter

has spoken about how he finds it hard to deal with the fans’ criticism.

“I understand that while results are what they are, then people can have a different opinion and I respect that. That is football, that is life, we’re not always going to agree,” said Potter.

“It is hard when people from your own club criticise you, I think. That is hard. But you have to respect that because they care for the club, they want it to do well, and that is also fair.

“I don’t go on social media – I think that’s quite dangerous for someone in my position.

“Obviously I answer questions from you guys (the media) and you get a sense of the narrative.

“With any criticism you have to understand: Is it fair? Is it unfair? Is it educated? Or is it just an opinion? Is it balanced? Where has it come from? Sometimes criticism is fair. Sometimes it isn’t.

“I am not sitting here thinking I know everything and get everything right. That’s not how I think the world works.”

 Despite the current situation, Potter has insisted that his meetings with fans have all been in a supportive and positive

atmosphere

.

“The supporters that I meet and bump into, they have been amazing, they really have,

“There are a lot of Brighton supporters that are intelligent, know the game, can see where we are at, they can see the picture, see the development, and they have been really, really supportive.

“I am proud of what I have done this year, I am proud of a lot of what has been achieved at this club.

“And I am very, very grateful for the players and the staff that we have got because I have really enjoyed my time here.”

 

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