‘I said we would TRY and win the Champions League ‘white’: Graham Potter repeats his X-rated comment with a smile as he reacts to Chelsea drawing Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-final
- Graham Potter tells reporters he said he will TRY and win the Champions League
- The Chelsea boss was reminded of his X-rated comments at a club event
- Chelsea will play Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League
Graham Potter has reiterated that Chelsea will ‘try’ to win the Champions League in a light-hearted response to Real Madrid’s quarter-final draw of the competition.
Potter was speaking at a club event this week when asked for a message for the Chelsea fans. His reaction surprised supporters as he proclaimed: ‘The support we’ve had has been amazing. And we need it on Saturday. We’ll try to beat Everton, then we’ll get the draw and then we’ll try to win the goddamn Champions League.’
His X-rated comment went viral and showcased Potter’s personality, which isn’t always apparent on the sidelines.
Since his thrilling post, Chelsea have been drawn with reigning European champions Real Madrid in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and the former Brighton boss was asked Everton in his pre-match press conference if he still thinks the club will still beep . win the Champions League.
Smiling at the reference to his earlier quip, Potter said: “Well, I said we would try to win the Champions League, and I’m sure the other seven clubs will too.”
Graham Potter has commented on Chelsea’s Champions League quarter-final draw with Real Madrid
Potter had stated at a club event that his side will try to win the Champions League.
And all the other clubs would also say that you could lose in the quarter finals because that’s the nature of the Champions League.
We’ll focus on Real Madrid when we get there, but right now it’s Everton.’
Chelsea reached the round of 16 thanks to a 2-1 aggregate victory over Borussia Dortmund, while Real Madrid swept Liverpool aside by winning 5-2 at Anfield before finishing this week with a 1-0 win back at Madrid.
The pair met in the quarter-final of last season’s competition, where Carlo Ancelotti’s men beat the West London side in a roller coaster of a draw.
Madrid led 3-1 going into the second leg at the Bernabeu, but Chelsea stunned their hosts by quickly racing to a 2-0 lead and adding a third to secure their passage to the semi-finals with just 15 down minutes to go.
Real Madrid and Chelsea clashed on the same podium last season when Madrid knocked out the Blues
However, two late goals from Rodrygo and Karim Benzema turned the game on its head and saw Madrid play Manchester City in the last four and eventually win the tournament.
When asked if he shuddered to see it would be Real Madrid again for his Chelsea side, Potter played on the excitement of the draw but insisted the focus was on the Premier League first.
“The feeling is excited.” Added the Chelsea manager.
“But like I said, I prefer to talk about Everton because that’s tomorrow’s game and the other things are very, very far away.”
Chelsea go head to head in the Premier League on Saturday the 10th, eleven points clear of the Champions League places.