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Graham Potter: ‘I fancied a change, 2021’

Mon 04 January 2021 | 11:23

Brighton manager Graham Potter thought that changing his outfit might help his side to sharpen up on the pitch.

Graham Potter

ditched his customary club tracksuit and wore a shirt, tie, and tailored overcoat for the first

Premier League

game in 2021.


are 17th in the Premier League table and have not won any home league games this season.

Potter said: “I thought I’d change from my bad tracksuit to my own bad clothes!”

“The boys could see me on the side, they look at me in my shocking gear and my terrible haircut and my horrible face and think, ‘well, it’s not too bad out there!’

“I fancied a change, 2021. I am going to be myself, wear my own clothes, I am fine with that.”

He then talked about the importance of Saturday’s game and his job security:

“We all needed that, that’s how it is.

“I know there is always a narrative around the head coach and it is what it is when you’re not winning, you accept the criticism.

“There’s nothing I can do about that. I can control what I can control, which is how I act, how I work with the players and I will continue to do that.”

“When you look at the context of the game and you look at how it all panned out, I think it’s a really good point for us,” he added.

“The players feel positive, they feel happy with a point, even though we always want to try and get three.

“At half-time, we were suffering, so to come back and get something is all credit to the players; their application, attitude, togetherness, spirit was wonderful.

“Let’s hope it’s a really big moment and we can kick on from here and get some positive results, that’s what we want to do.

“We will keep fighting no matter what, we will keep going and keep doing our best and hope that we can get some three points.

“Life is often about big moments and they are often when there has been a setback or it hasn’t gone your way.

“It’s easy when it’s going well, it’s easy when everyone is patting you on the back.

“The challenge of the Premier League is you don’t win as many as you certainly would like, so you have to overcome setback and disappointment and credit to Neal that he could step up.”

source: SportMob