Graham Potter dismisses claims that Chelsea are not making an effort.

  • Graham Potter dismisses accusations that Chelsea are not trying.

Graham Potter dismisses claims that Chelsea are not making an effort.
Graham Potter dismisses claims that Chelsea are not making an effort.

After another poor performance, Graham Potter has dismissed any claims that his Chelsea players are not giving it their all.

Manchester City crushed Chelsea 4-0 in the FA Cup, and the team’s mindset was called into doubt by the lacklustre effort.

Potter, though, disputes that he already lost the dressing room and says that Man City’s performance made things appear much worse than it truly is.

“This opponent is the worst opponent you can play when things aren’t going well because they can make it look like you aren’t trying,” Potter said after City thumping.

“I’m working with the players and I don’t feel the sense of any players with a poor attitude.

“Everyone wants to try to do better but we’re going through a bad moment and in these moments, you need somebody to blame.


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“The results in a small space of time aren’t positive. You can make excuses and look for reasons, or you can say that it isn’t good and both of those answers are correct.

“Clearly we’re suffering as a football and it’s not nice but it’s where we are at the moment.”

There were several chants during the game for both the previous owner Roman Abramovich and the former manager Thomas Tuchel.

Potter, though, thinks that Chelsea must acknowledge the grievances of the Chelsea fans while making steadfast efforts to ameliorate them.

“We can’t do anything but do our better and work harder,” he said. “We understand the supporters’ frustration but our job is to do our job. There are always other opinions, criticism and negativity, but that’s part of the challenge.

“It’s always challenging in the Premier League and it’s always challenging here. I understand their frustration and I understand when you look at results and the team performance today that it is far away from Manchester City. That’s clear.

“We have to focus on the next day, the next match. We play on Thursday and it’s an important game for us. We need to stay together as group, support each other, and I’m sure we will get the support of the supporters when we see good performances and results.”

 

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