Graham Potter reveals why he won’t say sorry to Billy Gilmour

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Billy Gilmour was highly rated at Chelsea, but wasn’t trusted by Thomas Tuchel following a disappointing loan spell with Norwich last season.

Tuchel wanted Gilmour to go on another loan spell, but the young midfielder preferred to join Brighton, to play for Graham Potter.

Levi Colwill also made the same decision to move to Brighton on loan, as he demanded to be a regular under Tuchel – which the former Chelsea boss couldn’t assure him.

It ended up being a wrong move so far for the duo, with Potter moving in the other direction to manage Chelsea.

The pair have played just 17 minutes of Premier League football since moving to the south coast.

Graham Potter admits his leaving Brighton affected them, but admitted that life could be like that sometimes, and he won’t say sorry for that. He however backed them to overcome the challenge.

Potter said: “I think both knew their role, joining amid great competition but clearly, the timing of me leaving was not great for them.

“But that’s part of life and not something I should say sorry for, but I acknowledge that it is not great from their perspective. I said the timing is not ideal but in life sometimes the opportunities come up and come up at times that are not ideal.

“But they are both good young players with a bright future, at a good club, and with good people who look after them and we will see how they go.”