Graham Potter, the manager of Chelsea football club, responded to criticism that he lacked emotion while coaching by insisting that he occasionally feels “pissed off.”
Potter claims that he is good at hiding his frustration, but admits that there are times when he gets “p*ssed off.”
In the FA Cup, Chelsea will take on Manchester City.
WHAT CAME TO PASS? The new manager of Chelsea has come under fire for the team’s recent run of poor performance, which has put the club in a poor position. The Blues are currently in 10th place in the Premier League standings with 25 points after 17 games played and have only one victory in their previous eight matches. During press conferences and while on the sidelines, Potter has also been accused of having an unnaturally calm demeanor.
WHAT THEY SAID: When asked if the latter criticism irritates him, Potter responded to the question by telling the reporters, “It’s not like I’m some robot, just speaking to this [water] can all the time. I hide it well. There will inevitably be times when you find yourself becoming irritated and angry. Nevertheless, it is my duty to come to you and engage in conversation with you in the most respectful manner I am capable of, despite the fact that some of your inquiries are inane.
“Because I am a representative of an amazing football club, it is incumbent upon me to respond to the questions in the most professional and courteous manner possible. Despite the fact that I’m extremely frustrated right now, I have no choice but to come here and represent Chelsea after the game.
THE BIG PICTURE The fact that Chelsea’s ownership group, which is led by Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, does not appear to be exerting any pressure on the club’s management is a positive development. The board is willing to show faith in the strategist, and he will be given money to spend during the January transfer window. The club has already confirmed the arrivals of Benoit Badiashile, Andrey Santos, and David Datro Fofana. The board is prepared to show faith in the strategist.