Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has defended Chelsea manager Graham Potter after he beaten him twice in the past few days.
“Citizens” convincingly defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup 4:0.
“It was a pleasure to play with him, give him time. I know that in big clubs results are very important, but give him time. The second half is what represents Graham. What he did at Brighton is incredible. All managers need time, he’s right. That’s important in the first season. Well, I had Messi in Barcelona, that’s why I didn’t need two seasons, one was enough,” said Guardiola.
It was Chelsea’s 18th game under Graham Potter and his sixth defeat.
This is the second time that “Blues” have conceded three goals in the first half under the leadership of Potter. The same thing happened to them in October when they were away at Brighton when they lost 4:1.
In 100 games under his predecessor Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea has never conceded three goals in the first half.
In 100 games under his predecessor Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea have never conceded three goals in the first half.