Potter's delight for his players

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Graham Potter expressed his delight for the players after finally getting the rewards for their hard work in an impressive 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon at the Amex.

By James Hilsum • 05 October 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter in the dugout for Albion's match against Tottenham Hotspur.

Aaron Connolly’s brace and Neal Maupay's strike secured a memorable win on home soil, and Potter commented on a well-deserved result after a tough few weeks.

He said, “We’ve been playing quite well, but while you don’t get the results, you always need those three points to give you some confidence and belief in what you’re doing.

“The boys have been very consistent in how they’ve worked, but we know results are not easy to come by in the Premier League and we had to stick together.

“I’m really proud of the players, and the supporters were great too. It was nice for them to get three points at home.”


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Potter: Reward for our belief

The Albion head coach also praised Aaron Connolly for his first two Premier League goals, and encouraged the teenager to stay grounded in what he hopes will be a long and successful career for the Irishman.

“He’s been knocking on the door recently, and he’s had some substitute appearances and been unlucky not to score. He just gives us that extra dimension.

“I’m delighted for him because he’s a young lad with a big future, and we’re pleased we’ve got him with us.

“He took his goals really well, particularly the second, which was a fantastic piece of attacking play.

“It’s a dream start for him, but that’s all it is though, as we want him to have a long career. I’m delighted for him and it’s a fantastic day for him and his family. He’ll enjoy it and we’ll keep his feet on the floor, which won’t be a problem.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion's players celebrate Aaron Connolly's second goal.

The Seagulls boss then spoke in more detail about the recent challenging run of fixtures, and commented on how the mood remained upbeat within the squad despite the results not going his players’ way.

“They’ve had the belief despite the results. That gives you strength if you feel that you’re doing things in the right way.

“We know we’ll still improve because it’s only our eighth game together. But the performances have been good and the players understand what we’re trying to do.

"Today we had a bit of luck and that helped to grow our belief and confidence. Saying that though, I felt we produced a performance that was worthy of a 3-0 victory today.”