Chelsea boss Graham Potter has responded after Arsenal legend Martin Keown suggested Potter might be ‘too nice’ to be a Chelsea manager.
After the West Ham draw, Keown said: “Maybe Graham Potter is too nice, maybe he does need to get angry. Because it is real. It is real jeopardy. I want controlled opinion.”
Reacting to Keown’s comments, Potter said: “I’m careful not to get into a discussion with the media through the media.
“Of course I get angry. I’m a human being just like you. It’s just that I choose to conduct myself the way that I think is the right way to conduct myself on the side.
“I think the same media are talking about me being more angry and at the same time running stories about problems with referees at grassroots football. They don’t see the connection.
“That’s not to say we don’t all lose our temper because we do. It’s an emotional thing. At the same time, I think I have a responsibility to myself, to Chelsea and to the game to act in the way that I think is the right way for me, not for anyone else.
“If you think you can start a coaching career in the ninth tier of English football, and get to this point now as the Chelsea coach, Champions League without getting angry or being nice, I would suggest you don’t know anything about anything.”