Former Blues star announces Englishman ‘made right decision’ to make Chelsea move
Former Chelsea defender Mario Melchiot has claimed that it was the right decision for Graham Potter to take the Stamford Bridge job.
After a very poor start to the new season – the Chelsea owners made the decision to sack Thomas Tuchel and replace him with the much-hyped about Graham Potter.
Potter had done a wonderful job at Brighton, made them a very good Premier League side that was hard to break down, whilst also adding some very exciting players to the attack that made them so dangerous to play against.
But Chelsea are on a run of just one win in their last eight league games and supporters sang the name of former head coach Thomas Tuchel during last Sunday’s meek 4-0 FA Cup defeat to Manchester City
And there has been alot of speculation that Potter is heading towards the Chelsea sack of results continue – with former PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino reportedly pushing to try and take over the Blues
Now, Melchiot has opened up and claimed that Potter was right to take the position at Stamford Bridge – he told Sky Sports: “The time that he took over, it was a team that was building something new. At a time of building something new, you need a strong backbone because you know it’s not going to go as smoothly as you want it to be, and that’s clearly what’s happening now.
“I like a challenge and I would have taken that job too. So, I said ‘yes, he should have taken that job’.
“Now, while he is there, the question is going to be ‘when is the change going to happen? ‘The question is coming now to him – ‘is this step too early?’ That’s when he needs to answer.
“Is he going to sustain the journey because the one thing you don’t want, when the morale goes down in the team, it’s the hardest thing in a football team to try and manage because people go hiding and the confidence dips so low that they feel uncomfortable.
“Losing becomes a normality – you don’t want that. Chelsea is too big for that.”