Former player reveals what Graham Potter did to his players after losing first game 3-0

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Graham Potter has been appointed as the new Chelsea manager, and many aren’t sure of what to expect from the newly appointed 47-year-old.

Potter has won the hearts of many with his football style, as he started out from Ostersunds where he took a Swedish fourth tier side to the first division.

Potter’s work at Brighton over the past three years have also seen the Englishman receive accolades.

Jamie Hopcutt, a midfielder who worked with Potter at Swedish side Ostersunds for seven years, has given an insight to what playing under Potter looks like.

According to Hopcutt, Potter gave a sensational response after seeing his Ostersunds team lose their first game of the season 3-0.

“He took us out on the training pitch and made us run line to line and he didn’t tell us when he was going to stop because he was like, ‘on the pitch the players gave up’, so he was testing us mentally,” Hopcutt told the Guardian.

“The players were in shock. It was digging into the mental side of the players: how long can you go without knowing how long you’re running for? We were just going line to line.

“He didn’t say a word to any of the players and after about 30-40 minutes he just blew the whistle, that was enough. We won the next game.”