Chelsea boss Graham Potter hits out at critics

Graham Potter has responded to some recent criticism he has received.

Potter has had a largely positive start to life in the Chelsea dugout.

The Blues have topped their Champions League group and are in the fight for a top-four spot.

However, not everything has gone to plan, with a recent 4-1 loss at the hands of Brighton a shocking result for Potter and co.

After that game, Potter received a fair it of criticism. Pundit Ian Wright was just one dissenting voices after watching Brighton smash Potter’s side 4-1 last weekend, branding his tactics ‘very confusing’.

Now though, the Chelsea boss has asked for a stable approach and time to get the west Londoners back to competing at the top of the Premier League table:

“I wouldn’t say I am experimenting,” Potter told reporters at Cobham on Friday. “I do have an idea of how I want us to play football.

“I think you have to remember, when you are trying to do something new, there will be a chance it goes wrong. You always have to be prepared for that.

“That sounds a bit strange because you should come across as this all-knowing person with all the answers, but the reality of making progress and the reality of doing something different and new is... you have to be prepared to be an idiot.

“If it goes wrong or it fails, you are open to criticism. The flip side of that is that if you don’t do anything and you just do the same stuff then nothing changes.

“And it is that balance. You have to have the courage to do that and accept the consequences when it doesn’t go your way.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

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