Potter: Nice to have three points to show for display

Brought to you by...

Albion head coach reflects on a crucial victory against Southampton.

By Bruce Talbot • 14 March 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion's win at St Mary's was their fourth league win of 2021.

Graham Potter was delighted that his side had all three points to show for an impressive display at St Mary's where goals from Lewis Dunk and Leo Trossard sealed a 2-1 win.

“It's a good result from a performance that deserved three points. We haven't always had something to show for our efforts this season so it's nice for the players who have worked really hard. It's a fantastic reward and great motivation for them to keep on fighting.

“Full credit to the players. We managed to adapt really well after we lost Dan Burn at half-time to a tight hamstring.

“We scored a really good goal in the second half, but you have to defend well against a team that plays with that intensity, and overall I am so proud.

By Paul Hazlewood
Lewis Dunk's first half header was his 20th Albion league goal of his career.

“We managed to see out the result and I felt we were quite comfortable in the second half to be honest, even though the score was only 2-1. There were a few butterflies at the end though.”

The result moves Albion up to 29 points, three clear of the bottom three – but Potter was unconcerned with the league table.

“It's not about breathing space for us because we can’t worry about other teams.

“We can only focus on us and winning points – we don’t have enough as it is. We have to keep working and focus on the next match which is Newcastle on Saturday.”