THE BALL – «Chelsea is the hardest job in the world of soccer» (England)

With three wins, as many attracts and 6 losses in the final 12 video games of this season, the Englishman Graham Potter, coach of Chelsea, membership world champion, however solely tenth in the Premier League this season , with 25 factors – ten behind Man. United, which is in fourth place, the final place that provides entry to the UEFA Champions dispute in 2023/23 -, has little question: the steerage of the Londoners from Stamford Bridge is not ‘candy pear’.

«Teaching Chelsea I believe it is, now, the most troublesome job in the world of soccer», mentioned a Graham Potter, wager by Todd Boehly to interchange Thomas Tuchel, clearly pressured by the lack of outcomes to the journalists , this Thursday, in London , in anticipation of the delayed Premier League duel, at Craven Cottage, towards Fulham, coached by Marco Silva.

“This membership has been managed in a sure manner for 20 years and it has labored nicely. I’ve lots of respect for the earlier administration [de Roman Abramovich como dono] and what they achieved. Unfortunately, they’re now not right here… and all the leads are gone. Everything modified so shortly. We must rebuild all the pieces », analyzed the coach who left Brighton for the ‘blues’ in London this season.

“I perceive that issues will be troublesome from a management perspective. It is difficult, inspiring and really troublesome. I believe it is most likely the hardest job in the world of soccer. Why? Leadership and expectations have modified. It’s clear the place individuals see Chelsea. But I additionally don’t suppose that I’ll lose ten gamers because of accidents» confessed the new helmsman of João Félix, loaned to Atlético de Madrid by the ‘blues’ till the finish of the season.

“It’s nearly disrespectful to suppose it is over and count on the identical to occur with new workers, constructions and other people. At the identical time, it’s important to handle the expectations constructed round Chelsea. The actuality is if the place the membership, in phrases of establishing itself as a well-run, well-functioning membership in a very aggressive surroundings, we’re most likely not there but.

After followers had been heard chanting the names of Thomas Tuchel and Roman Abramovich in the stands at the Etihad Stadium at the weekend, when the staff was crushed by Man. City (0-4), for the FA Cup (England Cup), Potter launched the accounts.

“I believe it is easy to know. I do know there are lots of individuals who do not see it that manner. I’m making an attempt to clarify, however I’m additionally the coach. I do know that if we lose, I’ll be the one responsible,” mentioned Potter.

“I keep a relentless dialogue with the homeowners of the membership, who’re very supportive and fantastic. We at all times discuss to one another. [Potter e o dono, o norte-americano Todd Bohely] two or 3 times per week», revealed the coach.

“When everybody else is injured, in addition to Aubameyang [regressa esta quinta-feira, ante o Fulham], issues will change, I consider. And there’s not a lot left, consider me», repeated a coach numerous, for the duel of the ‘cottagers’, with Christian Pulisic (injured knee, months of restoration forward), Raheem Sterling ( injured leg), Edouard Mendy , Reece James, Wesley Fofana, Ben Chilwell, N’Golo Kanté, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Armando Broja, all injured. surreal.

Graham revealed at the moment that he gathered the important figures in the locker room of the Stamford Bridge membership, particularly the captain of the staff, Azplicueta, but in addition Thiago Silva, Jorginho and Mateo Kovacic, to show the web page and proceed the path of success.

“The gamers have once more proven qualities as human beings. Honestly, they clarify and justify their issues in a great, accountable, constructive and optimistic manner. We are in a place to proceed », mentioned the technician.

Regarding the criticism of the grey outcomes, Potter holds: you must know the right way to adapt it. « My spouse informed me, once I was in Östersund [Suécia] ‘It’s not good so that you can learn unfavourable feedback’. And my former president mentioned to me ‘it is no use arguing with idiots, as a result of they’re idiots’. I don’t imply it to say that any criticism of me is silly, however I believe you possibly can perceive what I imply», is one of the revelations left.

“[As críticas] have an effect on my household. As a lot as you attempt to have stability and perspective, I’m additionally human. And it is a fixed wrestle. At the identical time, I would like duty. What to do? Being the supervisor of Chelsea and never anticipating strain, confusion, challenges and stress is not attainable», admitted the coach of the ‘blues’, in search of options.

“I additionally don’t desire individuals to really feel sorry for me. I’m very grateful and think about myself privileged to be in this place. The query is the right way to get out of this troublesome time? The reply is to be grateful that I’ve, as a result of it is an unbelievable problem! What extra do I need in life? Only in one thing worse», sentenced those that discovered themselves in the ‘dream chair’.

“This interval hurts, however life will be much more painful. Life can kick your ass, and it’s important to choose your self up and get better, and transfer on! That’s what makes life so a lot better, being in a great place and there is an thrilling problem forward of you», he concluded.


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