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Graham Potter hails Ben White’s performance in his Elland Road return

Sun 17 January 2021 | 12:17

The Seagulls defender played against his former club on Saturday and managed to gain a victory at Elland Road.

Neal Maupay

’s 17th-minute goal was enough for

Brighton

to collect all three points in their Saturday clash against

Leeds United

. The game was

Benjamin White

’s first return to his former club since his departure from Marcelo Bielsa’s team. In a post-match interview, Brighton boss

Graham Potter

praised the 23-year-old’s performance.

“I think Ben’s been playing well,

“He did well against Manchester City, he did well against Newport, at right-back, on a difficult pitch.

“I’m sure he’s delighted to go back to his old team and get the three points because he had a fantastic time here.”

White played 46 Championship for Leeds as they were promoted to the Premier League. Leeds United were keen to sign the player on a permanent deal but Brighton were not willing to strengthen a rival and returned the player to their squad.

“He speaks of nothing but respect for Leeds United and how they helped him and his career, so it’s nice for him to come back and get three points,”

Potter said.

Asked about his team’s defensive display against Leeds, Potter responded:

“We had to defend,

“We had to be quite smart in terms of what we asked the team to do because it’s our third game in six days and Leeds were fresh.

“So we had to be clever with our defensive organisation. You want to try and put a bit more possession together, but credit to Leeds, they don’t make it easy for you.

“We managed the game well and I thought had the better opportunities and attacked probably more efficiently.”


source: SportMob