Graham Potter tells reporters he’s hiding he’s being “ripped off” from the media despite Chelsea’s poor form
Graham Potter tells reporters he’s hiding being “ripped off” from the media despite Chelsea’s worrying form sending them 10th in the Premier League… and insists they’re asking some “stupid” questions !
- Graham Potter lashes out at his laid-back image and admits he’s hiding his angry side
- The Chelsea boss says he’s not a robot and can easily get annoyed after games
- The Blues are currently 10th in the Premier League, 10 points adrift of fourth
- Chelsea meet Manchester City in the third round of the FA Cup at the Etihad today
Graham Potter has hit back at critics of his “laid back” personality by admitting he’s deliberately hiding his anger but admitting he’s frustrated in his role as Chelsea manager.
Potter is under mounting pressure after a run that has seen the Blues win one of their last eight Premier League games. The last time it came was the 1-0 home defeat to Manchester City last week.
It’s a run of form that has seen the Londoners slip to 10th place in the Premier League, 10 points behind Manchester United in fourth place.
Graham Potter has claimed that he hides his anger from the media and that he is not a robot
Ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup third round clash, where they meet Manchester City again on Sunday, Potter was asked about his laid-back personality and whether he was getting angry at the pressure at Stamford Bridge.
‘I hide it well’. The blues boss confessed.
“You see me here, and actually it’s not always me. Of course there are times when you get mad and angry, it’s not like I’m just a robot just talking to this tin can. Of course there are things that happen.’
Potter admits he gets angry after games, but always respectfully answers media questions
In a fiery exchange, Potter went on to explain that while he’s respectful when it comes to presenting himself to the media, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t get annoyed by questions or get angry after games.
Potter continued, “My responsibility when it comes to you (the media) is to speak as respectfully as possible, even if some of your questions are silly. But I have to answer them as best I can and as respectfully as possible because I represent a fantastic football club and I have this job to do.
Regardless of whether I’m p***** after the game, I have to come here and represent Chelsea as best I can.’
Riyad Mahrez’s goal midweek saw Chelsea lose to Man City at home in the Premier League
Chelsea’s latest injury list has seen Potter without ten players after Raheem Sterling was withdrawn against Man City
Potter’s mood hasn’t been helped by Chelsea’s growing injury list. Both Raheem Sterling and Christian Pulisic were substituted in the defeat by Man City, meaning the Blues now have ten first-team players on the touchline.
As well as doubts about Sterling and Pulisic, Chelsea are still without long-term absentees Reece James, Ben Chilwell and N’Golo Kante. While Armando Broja is unlikely to play again this season.
Mason Mount also missed Thursday’s defeat by Man City, while the FA Cup meeting may be too early for Wesley Fofana and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Following FA Cup action, Chelsea face back-to-back London derbies, first with a game against rivals Fulham and then as hosts Crystal Palace.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-11611535/Graham-Potter-tells-reporters-hides-p-media-despite-Chelseas-poor-form.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490&ito=1490 Graham Potter tells reporters he’s hiding he’s being “ripped off” from the media despite Chelsea’s poor form