Carabao Cup I’d have stayed at Brighton – Potter admits ahead of Man City clash. Graham Potter, the manager of Chelsea, has stated that he is prepared for the increased scrutiny and pressure at Stamford Bridge.
He claimed that if he had desired an easy life, he would have remained in Brighton.
After taking over for Thomas Tuchel in September, Potter oversaw a strong start before suffering back-to-back Premier League losses to Brighton and Arsenal.
Chelsea are now 13 points behind the leaders.
They will play Manchester City in a crucial Carabao Cup third-round matchup before traveling to play high-flying Newcastle United in their penultimate league game before the World Cup break.
Following a dismal run, Chelsea managers frequently face criticism, but Potter’s new co-owners Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital have been careful to emphasize they have a long-term vision for the team.
Potter said on Tuesday when questioned about the atmosphere at the club: “I would think it is a little bit unfair to criticize Chelsea today since the change in ownership has occurred. We are traveling in a new direction and on a new road, which is ultimately part of the challenge. “I could have easily continued working at Brighton in the Premier League, signed a new contract, and been perfectly fine if I wanted a lovely easy life.
And I wouldn’t have been concerned about stuff like pressure, getting fired, or my own identity.
A terrific football club, maybe one of the finest in the world, that is capable of competing for any major prize is, he continued, “one of the reasons to come here as there were many.”