Chelsea manager, Graham Potter has once again proved himself since he becomes the Blues coach, as he said that the match against AC Milan will be a different game to watch. And Rossoneri will take advantage of the atmosphere at San Siro.
Potter made this know through a sport media conference on Monday evening ahead of the match that takes place on Tuesday and he refused to give any relevance to the 3-0 win that Chelsea enjoyed when the two teams met at Stamford Bridge last week. And he stressed that given the atmosphere that will be created at San Siro by the Milan fans, it will be a very different game to the one a week ago at Stamford Bridge.
“It will be even more special. Here the atmosphere is differently and the match is different. Milan will try to take advantage of playing at home. They are two very big clubs and it will be a good match,” Potter said.
He also spoke specifically about Milan forward Rafael Leao, who has regularly been linked with a move to Chelsea both before and during Potter’s tenure.
He has a lot of admiration for the Portuguese star, saying:
“Leao is an excellent Milan player. He will be able to contribute.”
When asked about the former Milan defender, Thiago Silva, if he is playing at the top level with Chelsea. Potter said:
“I can’t say. I can definitely confirm the very high level at which Thiago plays: an incredible person with crazy qualities and skills. I’m here to help him and to entertain him. He will decide on his future.”i
Would Ziyech absence again?
“He’s got a sore throat, he’s not well and can’t be used.”
What about Kante not recovering
“For us it’s not ideal but we can only wait and see.
What can you tell us about Thiago Silva injury?
“He’s definitely better, he’s a leader and a great professional and working with him.”
How are the injured players?
“They are all available apart from the three already mentioned. It’s useful to have some turnover: tomorrow will be a very demanding game also from a physical point of view.”
You have won three times in a row, what is your chances in tomorrow’s match?
“Winning always helps: it’s nice to talk about motivation and ideas, but winning helps a lot. Hopefully we’ll continue like this.”
Can update us on number attacker you pick ?
“I can’t say what formation I will take the field with. We have great options: it will be a tough game and we will face a team like AC Milan who are very flexible in the way they play in attack and defence.”