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Graham Potter apologizes for Guardiola confrontation

Wed 19 May 2021 | 14:34

The Brighton boss apologized for being involved in a touchline disagreement with Pep Guardiola after their Tuesday’s victory over Manchester City.

Graham Potter

confronted

Pep Guardiola

and City’s coaching staff following

Brighton

’s 3-2 victory.

Potter revealed that he became ‘a bit emotional’ following Leandro Trossard’s goal before more targets were met by Adam Webster and Dan Burn that secured their victory, with 7,500 fans present at the Amex Stadium.

Manchester City

played with 10 men for the most part of the match after Joao Cancelo was dismissed for Danny Welbeck’s incident.

"

The first goal (Brighton's), I was a bit emotional and it wasn't my finest hour, I have to apologise for that,"

said Potter.

"It wasn't meant with any intent or anything against anybody, it was an emotional response from me but it wasn't a good one.

"So I apologise to them, like I said, no offence meant from my perspective but again I understand it wasn't a nice moment."

Guardiola said:

“No, what I should tell I say personally

."

Potter believed the fans’ presence made a great difference in their comeback.

"

They're the best team in the world and the boys had to stick in and carry on and I am just so pleased for them that they get an evening like this in front of the supporters,"

he said.

"The most important connection is between the supporters and the players at the football club and I think tonight would have helped that.

"It's been a tough year. I think 'emotional' is a good word to describe the feeling in the stadium.

"I thought the players gave everything, it was incredible. They put in a really top performance and I think the crowd appreciated it."

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