“I’m not perfect” – Brighton’s Potter responds to Guardiola & Klopp praise, ‘careful’ with feedback from other managers

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Brighton & Hove Albion faced Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool last month and suffered only one loss in those three matches, against the Premier League winners.

The Seagulls settled for a goalless draw at home against the Gunners and took a point from their trip to Anfield, with the tie ending in a 2-2 draw.

Since then, Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and City boss Pep Guardiola had heaped praise on the work done by Graham Potter at The Amex, as the former Barcelona coach even stated the 46-year-old is currently the best English manager.

SportExpressen have published a detailed interview with the Brighton coach and among the topics discussed were the positive comments made by the other two managers of the two English clubs. Potter, however, doesn’t want to get carried away.

“It’s better than hearing that I’m the worst English coach right now. I have to be honest and say that,” Potter said, as relayed by Swedish website Fotboll Transfers.

“But at the same time, I do not know them very well. They come from outside and you always have to be careful with feedback, both positive and negative, from outside.”

“It does not change my perspective very much. I want to get better and help my players and my team. I’m not perfect. There is a lot I can do better and I have to focus on that, Potter continues.”

Prior to joining Brighton in 2019, Potter had spells at Swansea City and Swedish side, Östersunds FK. He is of the belief the time spent with the latter has helped in his coaching career.

“I got to learn Swedish football from division two to the Allsvenskan. I have great respect for my colleagues and those we competed against along the way. There are many talented people in Swedish football. That was my education. I would not be here if it were not for my time there,” he explained.

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