Chelsea boss Graham Potter insists he is not “the problem” at club after defeat at home vs Southampton

Chelsea are in a position of absolute despair after losing against this season’s bottom club Southampton following their heavy investments in the recently concluded Winter Transfer Window.

The enraged frustration among the fans is obvious and clear as Chelsea continues to take tumble and Graham Potter may feel the temperature around him is pretty uncomfortable after taking the hot seat of Chelsea.

With a single win in their last ten matches, Chelsea has found themselves tenth in the PL point table with further 10 points separating them from the UCL spot after their 1-0 loss against Southampton.

Graham Potter has attended the post-match press conference a little late and the Englishman has plenty to sort out just after a few months after his arrival.

“After a 1-0 defeat at home, any criticism you get is understandable,” he said. “I think we’ve had a tough period and I think we’ve had lots of challenges in terms of integrating young players into the Premier League. While results don’t go your way it can be tough, that is how it is.”- he said.

Potter insisted that he is not the problem despite the dismay performance on the field and urged to keep believing in him after the team has been struck with a lot of inexperienced young talents who need time to flourish.

“I’m sure there will be people out there that think I’m the problem, absolutely. I don’t think they’re right but I’m not arrogant enough to say their opinion isn’t worth articulating.”

“My job is to help the team, keep working through a team period, we’ve had to make some changes today and the truth is we took a step back in our performance in the first half. The response in the second half was good, but it wasn’t good enough.”- Potter further added

The loss against the Saints was a hard one to take after James Ward Prowse scored a brilliant free kick to give the lead but Chelsea had so many chances to score only to perish away and whether there is chaos at the team remains to be answered.

“There is no conspiracy, I can’t give you that. There is a lot of media and I believe my colleague has done the media before me. I always come in and speak to you guys, understand the questions, and when we’ve lost 1-0 at home to Southampton, with the greatest respect to the, it is good enough because of the results we’ve had recently.”- Potter told about the conspiracies.

Jose Mourinho said earlier on Chelsea. Source: Twitter

“The first half is as much my responsibility as anybody’s because the performance wasn’t good. I thought the second-half performance was better and we deserved to score. If we do that, the game changes around. But 1-0 isn’t good and we’re disappointed with that.”- Chelsea’s manager concluded.


Salah Uddin Rafi

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Sports Content Writer. Covering F1, Tennis, Naskar and mostly Soccer. Graduated from Jahangirnagar University. A game of football is relentlessly uncompromised because passion runs thick through the veins.


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