Potter: There will always be bumps in the road

Head coach confident Albion can finish the season strongly.

By Bruce Talbot • 05 March 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion have taken 33 points from 26 Premier League matches so far this campaign.

Graham Potter is confident Albion can finish the season strongly, and says past experiences are important when they suffer a dip in form.

The head coach takes his side to Newcastle United today looking to end a sequence of three successive Premier League defeats, their worst run of the season.

Albion have had similar runs before under Potter, which he says reflects the competitiveness of the division.

“It’s part of the Premier League where things don’t go as well as you’d like, and part of the challenge at this level is dealing with it honestly, analysing it thoroughly and trying to improve,” said Potter.


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Graham Potter's Newcastle press conference

“Overall the season has been positive, but the most recent results are the lens with which you look through and then you’re in danger of thinking it’s a bit more catastrophic than it actually is. 

“The reality is we’ve still got the points (33) we have and an opportunity for a really exciting last 12 games of the season. 

“We’re a young group who are developing in the Premier League. We’re trying to play a style that fits us and also gives us the opportunity to grow as a football club. 

“Along the way there’s bumps in the road, it’s not a sexy upward journey all the time and sometimes you get your backside kicked and you have to get up again. It’s normal to always want to win, but you also have to take defeats, learn and grow from it.”