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Potter: Gross reaching new heights

Head coach impressed by German's form.

By Charlie Hanson • 03 February 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Pascal Gross setup the winner against Tottenham, his fifth Premier League goal involvement of the campaign.

Pascal Gross is currently playing some of the best football of his career, according to Graham Potter.

The 29-year-old set up the winner against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday – his fifth goal involvement of the Premier League campaign (two goals, three assists).

"I haven't seen him play better than he is at the moment,” Potter said. “Certainly in my time, this is the best form he's been in. We're playing him in a slightly deeper role, which I think suits him more.

“When I first came he was always considered to be almost like a No.10. Playing a little bit deeper gets more out of him.

“He uses his attributes well and he's intelligent. He’s a fantastic team player and well respected in the dressing room, so I'm delighted for him that he's playing well and that he's influencing the game."

By Paul Hazlewood
Leandro Trossard had to wait 21 appearances in all competitions before adding a second goal to his tally for the campaign.

Leandro Trossard was the beneficiary of Gross' expert pull-back against Spurs, tucking home his first goal since the opening game of the season against Chelsea.

The Belgium international has been due a bit of fortune according to the head coach.

'It's always the challenge for an offensive player to influence the scoreline. Leo has hit the post more than anybody in the league I'd imagine – he's been close a lot.

“With a bit more luck, he'd have had a few more goals of course but that's how it is. We've been working with him, he's been working hard.

“I am delighted for him that he could affect the scoreline and help get the three points for us but all the guys are just pushing to try and help the team.”

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