‘Didn’t do enough’ – Potter delivers verdict on Chelsea performance in Spurs loss
Chelsea boss Graham Potter has delivered his verdict on his side’s performance in their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.
The Blues continued their miserable form, having scored just one goal in six games and have only won twice in the last 15 games.
Despite an even first half, Spurs came out of the blocks in the second period and were ahead just a minute after the restart.
Oliver Skipp’s strike went through Kalidou Koulibaly and Kepa Arrizabalaga could not keep out the shot despite it being at a decent height for the goalkeeper.
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Things went from bad to worse as Harry Kane netted a second with 10 minutes remaining in the match, completely unmarked from a corner to fire home.
Chelsea’s traveling fans were less than impressed by the performance and many left before the final whistle.
Potter has now delivered his verdict on the defeat, admitting that it was not good enough.
Speaking to the press, as quoted by Adam Newson, Potter said: “We’re disappointed with the result. I thought we started the game well and for 20/25 were playing well.
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“Good regains high up, drove them back, had some shots. There was a good energy in the team. The second half was relatively even but it started as badly as you can start.
“Once you are a goal down, in a tight game, it’s difficult. We huffed and puffed in the second half but we didn’t do enough to score.”
The head coach continued to discuss his role in picking the players up as Chelsea face Leeds next week.
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“The week in training we’ve had was good, the spirit was good,” he revealed. “We thought we were taking steps forward but the first half against Southampton took us back.
“The feeling among the players is support but they’re hurting. I feel for them.”
It remains to be seen as to what the future holds for Potter, who is under increasing pressure at Stamford Bridge.