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Trossard praises Potter’s influence

Leandro Trossard has spoken of the impact that head coach Graham Potter has had on his game during his time in England so far.

By Alex Stedman • 16 December 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion midfielder Leandro Trossard shoots against Arsenal.

The Belgian midfielder made the switch from KRC Genk in July to link up with the former Swansea City boss on the south coast, and he talked about the discussions the boss had with him during his arrival at the Albion. 

He said, “He told me about how he wanted the side to play, but he also emphasised that it wasn’t going to be something that was a quick fix. 

“He spoke about how he saw me being part of the team and getting in between the lines, and he really wanted me here.

 “I think it’s been good from the start this season and you can see what we’re trying to do. The mood is good and everyone’s bought into what the head coach wants us to do.

“We’ve gone to big teams and attacked and tried to keep the ball. That hasn’t been a surprise to me because we also talked about it when I signed in the summer. The head coach wants to keep the ball and build from there, and it’s good to be a part of. The more you have the ball, the more the opposition have to run.”

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Potter's Palace press conference

Trossard and the side head to Selhurst Park tonight to take on Crystal Palace under the lights, and the 25-year-old more than recognises the magnitude of the contest. 

“People stop you in the city and say that if you have to win one game this season, it’s this one,” he continued. 

“We want to win every game and every match is important, no matter who we play. But we know what it means to the supporters. 

“Nothing’s changed in terms of how we’ve prepared, and we know what we have to do to get a good result."

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