‘I have to hide how p***** off I am!’ Graham Potter hits back at claims he’s ‘too relaxed’ amid alarming Chelsea slump that sees them 10th in the Premier League… and it’s Man City to come next in the FA Cup!
- Graham Potter hits out at laid-back image and admits he hides his angry side
- The Chelsea boss says he’s not a robot and can easily get p***ed off after games
- The Blues are currently 10th in the Premier League 10 points behind fourth place
- Chelsea face Manchester City at the Etihad in the FA Cup Third Round today
Graham Potter has hit back at critics of his ‘relaxed’ personality by confessing he purposely hides his anger, but admits he does get frustrated in his role as Chelsea manager.
Potter is under mounting pressure following a run that has seen the Blues win one of their last eight Premier League games. The latest of which coming in last week’s 1-0 home defeat to Manchester City.
It’s a run of form that has seen the London side fall to 10th in the Premier League, 10 points behind Manchester United in fourth place.
Graham Potter has claimed his hides his anger in front of the media and that he’s not a robot
Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup Third Round clash, where they’ll again face Manchester City on Sunday, Potter was asked about his laid-back personality and questioned if he does get angry amid the pressure on him at Stamford Bridge.
‘I hide it well’. The Blues boss confessed.
‘You see me here, and this isn’t actually me all the time. So, of course there are times where you get cross and you get angry, it’s not like I’m just some robot just talking to this tin can. Of course there’s stuff that happens.’
Potter admits he gets angry after games but always answers media questions respectfully
In a fiery exchange, Potter continued to explain that he is respectful when it comes to presenting himself to the media, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t get annoyed by questions or angry after games.
Potter continued: ‘My responsibility when it comes to you (the media) is to speak in a respectable way as I can, even though some of your questions are stupid.
‘But I’ve got to answer them the best I can, and as respectfully as I can because I represent a fantastic football club, and I’ve got that job to do.
‘Regardless if I’m p***** off after the game, I have to come here and represent Chelsea the best way I can.’
Riyad Mahrez’s goal in midweek saw Chelsea lose at home to Man City in the Premier League
Chelsea’s current 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 had to come off in the defeat to Man City, meaning the Blues now have ten first team players on the sidelines.
As well as doubts on 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 to Man City, while the FA Cup meeting may be too soon for Wesley Fofana and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
After their FA Cup action, Chelsea face back-to-back London derbies, firstly with a trip to rivals Fulham at then playing host to Crystal Palace.