Dubai, United Arab Emirates (CNN) – Michael Arteta, Arsenal coach, sympathized with Graham Potter, Chelsea coach, after he was widely criticized, following the poor results of the “Blues” in the English Premier League (Premier League).
Chelsea suffers from poor results in various competitions, and has suffered 10 defeats in the last 17 games, which put the 47-year-old coach under pressure and the fans demanded his dismissal.
“Botter and I are colleagues, and we know the pressures, demands and uncertainty that this industry suffers from,” Arteta told reporters, during the pre-match press conference.
And the Arsenal coach added: “At the end of the day, the ball has to go into that net, and there are many factors that can prevent that, it is outside your control, so of course you sympathize because you suffer, because you know how those moments pass.”
Earlier, Graham Potter cited Michael Arteta that coaches need time to implement their ideas.
Arteta talked about how he dealt with pressures at the beginning of his coaching career, saying: “You can face difficulties and challenges in your job especially when you lose, but also when you win, because this job is very demanding.”
And the “Gunners” coach added: “You cannot destroy your life because of that. Your family, friends, loved ones and the people around you do not deserve to have their lives affected, because you did not win a football match. This balance in my case was very important, but you need some help.”
Arteta led Arsenal to top the Premier League with 57, in the current season, with the team facing Everton tomorrow night, Wednesday.
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