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Graham Potter reacts to Todd Boehly ‘liking’ tweet calling Chelsea player ‘not good enough’

Graham Potter reacts to Todd Boehly ‘liking’ tweet calling Chelsea player ‘not good enough’

Graham Potter insists that a recent tweet that was ‘liked’ by Todd Boehly’s Twitter account and was critical of Chelsea star Marc Cucurella does not represent the Chelsea co-owner.

Cucurella joined the Blues from Brighton in a £57 million deal during the summer transfer window, but he has struggled to replicate his outstanding performance from the previous campaign in west London.

On Thursday, Boehly liked a tweet from football.london containing an article featuring quotes from Chelsea legend Frank Leboeuf.

The former club defender stated, “We don’t want to see Cucurella anymore, with all due respect to a man that I don’t know, the player is not good enough for Chelsea. It’s as simple as that.”

Friday at a press conference, when questioned about the social media activity, Potter stated: “I don’t know, I can’t comment. It is nothing I would say is a reflection of Todd in any way.

“But I don’t know how social media works. But like I have said, everyone here is really supportive of Marc and we trying to help him get back to the level he can get to and enjoy his football because if a player is enjoying their football they are playing well.”

Cucurella was named Player of the Season for Brighton last season under Potter, but he has struggled this season, with 18-year-old Lewis Hall being favored in recent weeks.

Potter acknowledged in late January that the left-back has been dealing with “off-the-field issues” that may have contributed to his poor performance.

And while the Chelsea manager understands the fans’ frustration with the Spaniard, he insists the club will continue to show him patience.

“They are human being and they have got private lives and they have got things going on. Marc is not the only one,” Potter said.

“But at the same time you understand supporters, they pay their money and the most important thing is what is happening on that pitch in the 90 minutes. But nevertheless, you have to deal with stuff in your private life.

“But he is fine, he is going about his work and he knows he is probably not in the best moment of form he has ever been in.

“But he is not the only player who has ever gone through those moments. he is a player who the club invested money in and it is our job to support him and bring him to the place where he is showing everyone his qualities.”

Graham Potter reacts to Todd Boehly ‘liking’ tweet calling Chelsea player ‘not good enough’

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