Brighton boss happy with ‘stronger’ squad ahead of season opener


ALBION boss Graham Potter believes his squad is the strongest since he took over the club in 2019.

Potter was comforted by the fact that his side have spent a great deal of time together during pre-season and there have been very few breaks due to injury.

He told BHAFC: “We’re stronger now because we’ve been together for another year.

“People worry a lot about transfers while the media and the clock is ticking down to the transfer deadline day.

“So everyone seems to think it’s about what you get and the external solution.

“But ultimately it’s about how you develop your team and the club. We’re pretty calm and happy with what we’ve done.

“There are a lot of players who can play a few more minutes than last year, like [Enock] mwepu, [Moises] Even Caicedo [Alexis] Mac Allister can. Danny Welbeck didn’t play that much last year so there are people who have made moves.

“Last year we were without Lewis Dunk and Adam Webster at times so the squad is as strong now as it was when I was here.

“There’s a combination of really good, experienced players and some exciting, ambitious young players – and ambitious older ones too!

“We are very satisfied with everything. Of course the window is open and you have to look further. But my job as a head coach is basically to improve the guys that are here.”

Potter is left with a conundrum as he hopes to replace Yves Bissouma, who has joined Tottenham Hotspur, with an internal solution.

He said: “Midfield is a strong area for us. Hopefully the players we have can take the space that Yves has left. We know the quality of Yves and we wish him all the best in his new life and career but this is football – life goes on.

“We also have some good young players and a nice mix of people in this area.

“So we look forward to seeing how that manifests.” Brighton boss happy with ‘stronger’ squad ahead of season opener

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