Potter admits Chelsea were’suffering’ before the break. Graham Potter has admitted that Chelsea ‘were suffering a little bit’ before the World Cup and is optimistic that the club can turn things around.
Potter’s promising start as Chelsea manager began to unravel before the Premier League season’s break, as the west Londoners lost three consecutive league games.
Chelsea’s first defeat under Potter came against the manager’s former club, Brighton, before losses to Arsenal and Newcastle dropped the Blues to eighth in the Premier League table.
Potter admits that his team was struggling prior to Qatar, but he believes that the break allowed his team to reset. Chelsea return to Premier League action on December 27 against Bournemouth.
“It’s always nice to win, we know the situation, we know how important it is, and we want to give it our all,” Potter said during his pre-game press conference.
“I think you have to go through moments sometimes – if you are honest we were suffering a little bit before the break in terms of the results weren’t what we wanted, performances weren’t so good either. These phases can occur as a team or a club.
“We went through one there and I could offer lots of explanations as to why but sometimes you have to accept they happen and you have to get through them and a break can help.
“Everyone can return and reset, and all the learning that has occurred in that time can be applied.”