Premier League defender claims club are lucky have boss linked with Spurs in the summer

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Brighton and Hove Albion defender Shane Duffy has praised manager Graham Potter claiming the club are lucky to have him after the 46-year-old was linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer.

Potter’s name was mentioned with the vacant head coach position in North London following Jose Mourinho’s dismissal.

Football.London claimed that a number of Spurs players had been impressed with Potter’s Brighton side having come up against them in Premier League action and would have been open to the prospect of the former Swansea man taking up the role.

Brighton chief executive Paul Barber insisted that the Seagulls had no intention of seeing Potter depart the south coast (Argus).

His side have had an impressive start to the new campaign, having won four of their opening seven Premier League matches, drawing two and losing just one while Nuno Espirito Santo finds his Spurs side two points and two positions worse off in the table.

Duffy told Sussex Live:“The gaffer is really happy here. We’re lucky to have him as a manager here,” he said. “I don’t read all that stuff [about Potter being linked elsewhere].

“He works really hard behind the scenes of who we’re playing and the strengths the opposition have,” 

“That’s why he’s really good, that’s why he is a top manager. He understands the game really well.

“He wouldn’t stick someone in an uncomfortable position where he asks somebody to do something that’s not their strength.

“But he believes in you. It doesn’t really matter what you have to do.

“If you have that belief from your manager, why can’t you believe it? That’s the mentality of the whole squad.”

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