Amid Chelsea-Potter Sack emergency meeting, Joe Cole says Chelsea fans should give Graham Potter time and also be patient with him.
Loosing Tottenham this weekend will be one blow Chelsea may not be able to shoulder not even their fans to say the least. Chelsea fans will loose their minds should they loose against Tottenham again.
Joe Cole is not a fan of sacking Potter this fast and he is pleading with Chelsea not to sack him for now and give them time.
Cole’s reasoning mirrors what many people have said in recent weeks when defending the coach, but it means more when it comes from someone who has actually been on the inside. He points to the injuries, to the new signings, to the general chaos around the club for the last 12 months.
He thinks the bosses may admire Potter for his stoicism:
“Potter has been stoic about it – no blaming his players, or the referees, or anyone else. You have to suppose that Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali, the principals of the consortium in charge, will admire that. Potter came into a team that was not in a good place, with injuries, and it has proved as difficult as most people expected.”
Let’s hope the former winger is right, and another week on the training ground can help the beleaguered Chelsea boss turn things around. A game against Tottenham is a great chance to do that – or to send us even deeper into despair.