Moises Caicedo says he will keep his thoughts firmly on Albion and the World Cup.
But he admits he’s saddened by the departure of head coach Graham Potter and his team.
Caicedo developed into a Premier League midfield star under Potter’s tutelage, although he would have loved it if the head coach had given him his debut a little earlier.
Albion is now preparing to welcome a new manager or head coach.
Caicedo told ole.com: “I am very grateful to Potter and his coaching staff. They gave me the chance to show what I can do.
“I helped the team, they noticed that, and I was never left out again.
“I was sad that he went to Chelsea because he helped me a lot and I wanted him to continue as my coach, but that’s football.
“You never know – you can be here today and somewhere else tomorrow.
“It’s the work of a footballer and a coach.
“He did a very good job in Brighton and people loved him very much.
“I am very happy for him and the great opportunity that has presented itself to me.”
Caicedo was asked if he would follow Potter to Stamford Bridge.
The Ecuadorian midfielder replied: “My focus at the moment is very much on Brighton and the World Cup.
“I want to have a great World Cup and after that we’ll see what happens.
“I think they are one of the best teams in the world and nobody would turn down an offer from Chelsea or a club like them.
“It’s a dream to be in one of the best teams in the world and to be successful there.”
Caicedo recently told The Argus he has been fully focused on Albion during the transfer window as his name has been linked to clubs like Manchester United and Liverpool.
His response to such rumors to ole.com was along the same lines.
He said: “I’ve seen rumors and things but I’ve been working with my team.
“I didn’t want anything to distract me from my work, so I left everything to my agent.
“I’m very calm, just concentrating on Brighton and didn’t even know if there were any offers or not.
“I was just working with my team to play good games.
“If there had been an offer I would have thought carefully about it but I’m very happy here at Brighton and doing things well.
“I have adapted to the team now.
“Right now I just want to be here, keep collecting minutes, play at the World Cup and then we’ll see what happens.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/21595988.moises-caicedo-potter-chelsea-brighton-world-cup/?ref=rss Moises Caicedo on Potter, Chelsea, Brighton and the World Cup