GRAHAM POTTER has fiercely defended his management style after a tough start to life at Chelsea.

The Englishman has endured the worst start as a Blues boss in 30 years, having only won four of his 11 Premier League games.

Graham Potter has admitted the does get angry despite his calm demeanour in front of the media

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Graham Potter has admitted the does get angry despite his calm demeanour in front of the mediaCredit: Getty

He has come under fire for his “relaxed” demeanour despite results not being positive in recent times.

But Potter has hit back, saying that he hides his “angry” side when talking to the media as he is representing the club.

Speaking ahead of Chelsea’s FA Cup Third Round tie against Manchester City, he said: “I hide it well.

“You see me here, and this isn’t actually me all the time.

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“So, of course, there are times where you get cross, and you get angry.

“It’s not like I’m just some robot just talking to this tin can. Of course, there’s stuff that happens.”

The former Brighton boss continued and insisted that he can be annoyed by some “stupid” questions from journalists but remains respectful.

He added: “My responsibility when it comes to you (the media) is to speak in a respectable way as I can, even though some of your questions are stupid. 

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“But I’ve got to answer them the best I can, and as respectfully as I can because I represent a fantastic football club, and I’ve got that job to do.

“Regardless if I’m p***ed off after the game, I have to come here and represent Chelsea the best way I can.”

Chelsea will face Manchester City for the second time in three days following their Premier League defeat on Thursday.

Riyad Mahrez scored the only goal of the game at Stamford Bridge to heap more pressure on Potter.

However, Potter will have the chance for redemption today as Chelsea travel to the Etihad Stadium to try and earn a spot in the fourth round of the FA Cup.



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