Potter: We have to ride out the storm

Head coach reflects on home defeat to Wolves.

By Bruce Talbot • 15 December 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter's team slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Wolves.

Head coach Graham Potter says Albion will have to 'ride out the storm' after they went down 1-0 to Wolves at the Amex.

A depleted team lost to a first-half goal from Romain Saiss and it’s now 11 games without a win in the Premier League, although eight of those games have been drawn.

Potter said, “We’ve had some decent performances but obviously it’s always a concern when you don’t win and we have to deal with that.

“We’ve had some decent performances, but we have to deal with the fact that we haven’t won for a while.

“We have always been level-headed in terms of how we deal with the results. Even though we want to win we have still picked up points. When we get some key players back that will help us. It’s a tough time at the moment with a lot of challenges around injury, Covid and suspension, so it’s important we ride out the storm and stay together as a group.”

Reflecting on defeat to Wolves, Potter admitted his side were below par.

“I thought we played well in the first half and were the better side, but we conceded a poor goal from our point of view. In the second half Wolves were a threat on the break. The crowd stuck with us and were fantastic, but we weren’t good enough to get a result.

“We have a game on Saturday. Things change quite quickly in football. We have done a lot of things well this season and that’s what we focus on.”

Albion will be without the suspended Yves Bissouma against Manchester United on Saturday after he collected a fifth booking.

Potter added, “He will be a miss and at the current time we have a really stretched group. But that is an opportunity for someone else, we have got some options. Steven Alzate and Adam Lallana are coming back and Alexis Mac Allister came on tonight.”