raham Potter has revealed particulars of his five-minute chat with Pep Guardiola following Chelsea’s final match in opposition to Manchester City in November.
Chelsea face City in a double-header this week, internet hosting them within the Premier League on Thursday after which on the Etihad Stadium within the FA Cup on Sunday.
After Chelsea misplaced 2-0 to City within the Carabao Cup in November, Potter and Guardiola had a dialog and Potter and defined what was mentioned.
“He understands the challenges we have here and he is facing similar ones himself,” Potter mentioned. “It was just a conversation after a game that you have.
“I spoke with Steve [Cooper] after the game [against Nottingham Forest] and it was a similar conversation. It’s nice the managers can speak because it’s complicated when you’re on the touchline, there are emotions and we’re fighting for the points.
“But after it is nice to speak and talk about the game.”
Chelsea’s run of 1 win in eight video games in all competitions has many supporters pissed off with Potter.
He understands that the run will not be adequate however believes feedback from individuals like Guardiola present that he has what it takes to show Chelsea right into a successful aspect once more.
“You understand that when results aren’t like you want them to be, there are always people that will question you,” Potter mentioned. “And because you’re a human being and you don’t do everything perfectly – and there is always room to improve – it’s not like the people criticising you are 100 per cent wrong. You can get that.
“But I think if you did the research on football, and not just Pep, other people in the game who’ve played against my teams and watched the work I’ve done, there is a general level of respect.
“There is certainly from my perspective to him because he is a fantastic person but also because of what he has achieved as a football and coach. It’s amazing.”
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