Potter: Gross sets a great example

Experienced players have been crucial to Albion's excellent start to the season.

By Bruce Talbot • 29 August 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Pascal Gross scored his third goal of the season in the win over Leeds.

Graham Potter is delighted with the example set by his senior players, not least Saturday’s match winner Pascal Gross.

Gross scored for the third time this season in the 1-0 victory over Leeds and afterwards our head coach said he felt the midfielder was playing some of the best football of his career. Not that it’s much of a surprise.

Asked about the German's consistent contributions, Potter said, “It’s down to Pascal and his attitude, professionalism and desire in the way he acts, the way he plays and the way he trains. He gives his best every single minute he’s on a football pitch. He’s an example for everyone else.

“He wants to keep improving and get every bit out of his career, which is a great way to think about it. He feels valued and enjoys his football. His approach to the game and to life is fantastic.”

By Paul Hazelwood
Graham Potter, Pascal Gross and Adam Webster celebrate at full-time.

It’s not just Gross who sets a good example.

“The experienced guys like him, Danny Welbeck, Lewis Dunk and Adam Lallana act in a way that the younger players can look up to,” added Potter. “We’ve got a good core of people and it’s important that they feel they are improving as individual players as well as the way they act, because that’s really powerful.”

Albion are now preparing for Tuesday’s trip to Fulham, although a calf problem will keep Lallana out. Potter expects the midfielder to be missing until the international window at the end of September.