Potter Responds to Chelsea Fans Singing Tuchel’s Name During Man City Loss

Potter Responds to Chelsea Fans Singing Tuchel’s Name During Man City Loss

  • Graham Potter has found himself on the receiving end recently due to Chelsea's poor form
  • A recent incident had Blues fans singing for the return of former manager Thomas Tuchel
  • The supporters turned their anger towards Potter as the Blues lost 4-0 to Manchester City

Graham Potter has responded to a move by Chelsea supporters, who sang about former manager Thomas Tuchel during their FA Cup clash against Manchester City.

The Blues boss has come under immense pressure in recent times, after leading the side to a woeful run of results.

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A dejected Chelsea manager Graham Potter during the Emirates FA Cup third round match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Photo by Dave Howarth.
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The west Londoners have won just once in eight of their last fixtures across all competitions, with their last outing ending in a 4-0 defeat at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday, January 8.

Metro UK reports that Chelsea looked out of their depth during the third round of the tournament and fans quickly turned their wrath on Potter.

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A section of fans at the away end of the stadium could be heard chanting Tuchel’s name. Many of the club's supporters still feel the German was unfairly sacked back in September.

Potter responds to Tuchel chants

Potter has now declared his intention to win over the support of the Chelsea fan base, despite their disapproval of his appointment.

Speaking after the Man City clash, the former Brighton boss further admitted he understands the fans' frustration.

"We understand the supporters' frustration, but our job is to do our job. There are always other opinions, criticism and negativity, but that’s part of the challenge," he said.

Potter said the important part was for Chelsea to remain together as a group and support each other, and once good results came about, the fan base would also change their minds.

Chelsea boss sends defiant message

At the same time, Sports Brief reported that Chelsea boss Potter sent a defiant message to Blues fans calling for his firing.

The English boss has been at the helm of affairs at Stamford Bridge since September 2022, following the sacking of Tuchel as coach.

The former Brighton manager has endured a tumultuous start to life with the west Londoners however, as the Blues languish in 10th on the Premier League table.

Source: Sports Brief News