Brighton press conference LIVE: Graham Potter on Cup exit, Villa test and league form
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16:292 years ago

That's all!

That's it for the broadcast section of Graham Potter's press conference. Thanks for joining us, and stay tuned to VAVEL for the latest news from the Seagulls
16:272 years ago

English coaches

I don't think about myself as a role model. I just think that we're very fortunate to be in this position. They're 20 jobs in the Premier League so you have to be very fortunate. With that comes a responsibility and you do the best you can and be myself. The great thing about coaching is that there isn't a right way or a wrong way and we learn from each other.
16:242 years ago

Lamptey progress

Tariq took a step back as he was getting close to coming back. It's one of those things that can happen. He's making good progress now and he's not too far away but we have to be very careful
16:232 years ago

Looking ahead

The only thing I'm thinking about is trying to perform well against Aston Villa, and try to get three points against Aston Villa. I think it would be a waste of energy to think about anything else.
16:212 years ago

Home form

It would be nice to make it back-to-back Premier League wins but we're playing against a team in a great moment of form. They are a team able to keep clean sheets so we have a big task ahead of us.
16:212 years ago


He has made a really good first impression, but I named him on the bench last night to help integrate him with the group. It's all experience for him and he's a young guy who will take time to acclimatize to the us, the Premier League and a new country
16:192 years ago

Defensive form

Rob Sanchez has done well, he's growing in confidence. That's normal when you play more and more games but from the start we've believed in him. I thought he was really good against Burnley and hopefully he can keep taking steps forward
16:172 years ago

Fixture scheduling

I think the way the Premier League is, there are always stages where it's important. We've been through an important phase because you can pick up points quickly, but now we're going into a different phase where we have eight days between games. We have to try our best until the season finishes
16:162 years ago

Update on March

The op went well, so now he is on the road to recover. He's non-weight baring for a few weeks but fingers crossed he will be back looking to get fit soon. I'm still working off the 12-week lay off, but it couldn't of gone any better for us in terms of how the surgery went.
16:142 years ago

Villa test

I think they've recruited well in the summer, identified the areas they needed to strengthen and done so. They've added the likes of Barkley, Watkins and the goalkeeper so that takes the pressure a bit off Grealish. They have really good players at the top of the pitch with the ability to hurt you. They've had a fantastic season
16:122 years ago

Cruel Cup exit

There are always lessons to learn from defeats and victories, but always more from defeats. It was a painful lesson for us and we were sore after the game because we put so much into it.
16:122 years ago

Debutants against Leicester

Moder and Karbownik were a positive for us in the match. They're settling in and it was a good game for them to go into and they equipped themselves well. It shows they're young players with exciting futures and they will get better. 
16:092 years ago

Injury news for Villa

Davy Propper trained with the group today, so I think he will be available. Adam Webster will probably be a last minute choice, I'd say he's doubtful but wouldn't rule him out.
16:072 years ago

He's here!

Graham Potter has arrived for his press conference - questions to come!
15:322 years ago

League form

Having gone on a five-game unbeaten run in the Premier League - and only losing two of their last 11 - Albion find themselves ten points clear of the drop. They will be looking for three points Saturday to move them up the table.
15:302 years ago


After suffering late heartache in the FA Cup last night, Graham Potter is sure to reflect on the 1-0 loss at Leicester City as his side lost for the only the second time in 2021.
13:282 years ago


Graham Potter's pre-match news conference will take place at 16:00 GMT ahead of Brighton's Premier League match at home to Aston Villa on Saturday night.