Graham Potter admits he has never even been to a Champions League clash ahead of first Chelsea game against RB Salzburg

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CHELSEA boss Graham Potter has revealed he has NEVER attended a Champions League match as he prepares to face Red Bull Salzburg on Wednesday.

In what will likely be his first match in cost of the Blues since agreeing a five-year deal from Brighton, the 47-year-old will lastly expertise the environment of Europe’s premier competitors.

Graham Potter's first game in charge of Chelsea will come in the Champions League against RB Salzburg

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Graham Potter’s first game in cost of Chelsea will come within the Champions League against RB SalzburgCredit: Reuters

Potter in no stranger to European video games having taking Swedish facet Ostersund to the Europa League Round of 32 in 2018 the place they had been knocked out by Arsenal.

But the ex-Swansea gaffer has insisted he is relishing the problem of entering into the unknown with Chelsea determined to declare three factors after dropping 1-0 away at Dinamo Zagreb final week.

Speaking in his pre-match press convention, Potter mentioned: “‘Off the highest of my head, I do not assume I’ve (been to a Champions League game).

“‘I believe it is a good time to go within the dugout, why not!?

“Wherever we begin it is a heck of an introduction.

“Wherever we begin goes to be sensible, and why not begin right here?”

Potter, who’s now the joint fourth highest incomes boss within the Premier League with a £10million-a-year wage, has additionally opened on his “whirlwind” expertise of becoming a member of Chelsea.

He was named because the membership’s new head coach simply a day final Thursday after changing sacked predecessor Thomas Tuchel.

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He remarked: “Things occurred extremely shortly.

“I had some actually intense conversations with the homeowners and shortly I realised that they had been good folks, clever those that had made a enormous success of their life exterior of soccer and needed to obtain one thing right here.

“(They had) a actually thrilling undertaking, actually thrilling ideas about how to take the membership ahead, and it felt actually, actually constructive.

“I’m not going to lie, it is been a whirlwind in phrases of getting to know folks, leaving Brighton, studying about the gamers.

“My first impressions have been actually good, and I’m actually wanting ahead to beginning.”


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