Chelsea boss Graham Potter admits he is by no means been to a Champions League sport earlier than

Graham Potter opens up on the ‘whirlwind’ of taking up at Chelsea as he holds his first press convention since changing Thomas Tuchel… and admits he is by no means even BEEN to a Champions League sport forward of his debut tomorrow evening

  • Graham Potter was introduced as Chelsea’s new supervisor final Thursday
  • He changed Thomas Tuchel simply someday after the German coach was sacked
  • Potter has admitted that his begin at Chelsea has been a ‘whirlwind’ expertise
  • He has additionally confessed that he has by no means been to a Champions League sport
  • He’ll take cost of his first sport within the competitors in opposition to Crimson Bull Salzburg 

Graham Potter has admitted that switching Brighton for Chelsea has been a ‘whirlwind’ expertise, however felt that transferring to Stamford Bridge was ‘too massive to show down’.

Potter spoke at his first press convention since changing Thomas Tuchel on Tuesday afternoon, and revealed that talks progressed shortly when Chelsea approached him.

Nevertheless, he has acknowledged that he was impressed by the imaginative and prescient of the house owners, and didn’t want a lot convincing to take the job.

Graham Potter has described his first few days at Chelsea as a 'whirlwind' experience

Graham Potter has described his first few days at Chelsea as a ‘whirlwind’ expertise

‘Issues occurred extremely shortly,’ he informed reporters.

‘I had some actually intense conversations with the house owners and shortly I realised that they have been good individuals, clever people who had made an enormous success of their life outdoors of soccer and needed to realize one thing right here. (That they had) a extremely thrilling challenge, actually thrilling concepts about methods to take the membership ahead, and it felt actually, actually constructive.

‘I am not going to lie, it has been a whirlwind by way of attending to know individuals, leaving Brighton, studying in regards to the gamers. My first impressions have been actually good, and I am actually wanting ahead to beginning.’

Potter thrived at Brighton throughout his three years on the Amex Stadium, however he’s conscious that he faces a brand new problem at Chelsea the place he might be anticipated to compete for trophies. 

Potter has praised co-owners Todd Boehly (R) and Behdad Eghbali (L) for their 'exciting ideas'

Potter has praised co-owners Todd Boehly (R) and Behdad Eghbali (L) for his or her ‘thrilling concepts’

He doesn’t see becoming a member of Chelsea as a threat that might backfire, although.

‘I’ve taken cautious steps with my profession, I have never simply jumped on the first alternative.

‘I’ve tried to know what was concerned and whether or not it was the best time for me to take the subsequent problem, however I feel that is what life is. Life’s about going outdoors of your consolation zone. 

‘I do not see it as a threat in a damaging method, however I feel every part is a bit unknown and that is the great thing about life,’ he added.

Potter’s first sport accountable for Chelsea will see the Blues tackle Crimson Bull Salzburg within the Champions League.

The 47-year-old has by no means managed within the competitors earlier than, and has confessed that he has by no means even been to a Champions League match as a fan, however is relishing the problem of entering into the unknown.

Potter has confessed he has never been to a Champions League game, but is excited about managing in the competition

Potter has confessed he has by no means been to a Champions League sport, however is happy about managing within the competitors

Potter's predecessor Thomas Tuchel won the Champions League with Chelsea in 2021

Potter’s predecessor Thomas Tuchel received the Champions League with Chelsea in 2021

Chelsea made a nightmare start to their Champions League campaign by losing to Dinamo Zagreb last week

Chelsea made a nightmare begin to their Champions League marketing campaign by dropping to Dinamo Zagreb final week

He continued: ”Off the highest of my head, I do not suppose I’ve (been to a Champions League sport). 

‘I feel it is a good time to go within the dugout, why not!? Wherever we begin it is a heck of an introduction. Wherever we begin goes to be good, and why not begin right here?’

Potter has additionally confirmed that he may have virtually a completely match squad to select from for his opening sport, with simply Edouard Mendy and N’Golo Kante lacking out on Wednesday evening.

‘Eddie (Mendy) will miss the sport, NG (N’Golo Kante) too. Other than that, everybody else is ok,’ he stated.

Edouard Mendy is currently sidelined, while N'Golo Kante will also miss out on Wednesday

Edouard Mendy is presently sidelined, whereas N’Golo Kante may also miss out on Wednesday

Comply with Sportsmail’s dwell weblog to listen to what Graham Potter has to say in his first press convention as Chelsea supervisor. 

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