Potter: We like bringing joy to the fans

Head coach delighted with Albion's start but knows they will be tested by Fulham tonight.

By Bruce Talbot • 30 August 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter is expecting a tough game at Fulham.

Graham Potter isn’t getting carried away by Albion’s start to the season but admits to a sense of pride in what they have achieved.

Saturday’s 1-0 win over Leeds United established a new top-flight record of nine games which we hope to extend at Craven Cottage against Fulham tonight. 

The head coach is well aware of how quickly the mood can change, but he is delighted that his team are giving the fans some of the best moments in the club’s history as we sit fourth in the Premier League with ten points out of 12 so far.

“The fans should absolutely enjoy the victories and the performances because that's who we do it for," he said. "You should celebrate a win in the Premier League because why else are we doing this?

“It's about bringing the joy to each other and to our supporters and enjoying that moment and not necessarily worrying about the league table because that's something you can't control.


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Potter's Fulham press conference

“When the bad stuff comes around, which inevitably it does, then you need something to remind you that it's not always this way. We don't worry about where we are in the league table after four matches, but we are enjoying the challenge of improving and trying to pick up points.”

Potter has been impressed with Fulham since they returned to the top flight after winning the Championship title. Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Arsenal was their first of the season and they have held Liverpool and beaten Brentford in their previous two home games.

“It will be a tough game. Liverpool suffered there on the opening day and they have been strong at home and they are worthy of the number of points they have," added Potter.

“[Aleksandar] Mitrovic is a handful and they have got a lot of things going for them in terms of how they play and the environment they can create. Any Premier League game away from home is tough."