‘If the opportunity arises, I want to go!’: Brighton star Leandro Trossard admits he would join former boss Graham Potter at Chelsea if given the chance… but insists he wants to ‘play and not sit on the bench’
- Leandro Trossard says he would be open to joining Graham Potter at Chelsea
- The Belgian star was a key feature in Potter’s Brighton side over the years
- Potter left the Seagulls to replace Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea boss this month
- Trossard insisted that if he did go, he wants ‘to play and not sit on the bench’
Brighton star Leandro Trossard has said he would be open to joining former boss Graham Potter at Chelsea if ‘the opportunity arises’.
The Belgian international was Potter’s second signing after joining the Seagulls in 2019 and has gone on to become one of their most integral players in recent years.
And after his former coach swapped the Amex for Stamford Bridge, the 27-year-old has admitted he would consider doing the same if given the chance.
Leandro Trossard admits he would re-unite with Graham Potter if given the opportunity
Potter moved from Brighton to Chelsea earlier this month after Thomas Tuchel’s departure
Speaking to Het Nieuwsblad, Trossard said: ‘Our coach did leave for Chelsea now but speculation about me following him makes no sense.
‘If the opportunity arises, I want to go. But I want to play and not sit on the bench.’
The midfielder has been a regular first-team name in Sussex since joining the club from Genk, making 106 appearances in all competitions thus far.
His club form has seen him become a common feature in Belgian’s national squad and Trossard confirmed that he feels he’s ‘gotten better’ since moving to England.
‘I feel very good. We have had a very good start with Brighton. I have evolved enormously,’ he continued.
The Belgian midfielder built a strong relationship with Potter during their three years together
‘I now know how Premier League works. I grew a lot in that. Confidence, mentally, physically,… I have gotten better. I’ve mastered the tricks now.’
The Seagulls are currently in a period of transition with former Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk boss Roberto De Zerbi only taking charge of the team last week.
The 43-year-old Italian has signed a four-year deal and will have time to work with the players during the international break – although Trossard will not be one, having been away with the Red Devils.
He came off the bench to play 25 minutes of their 2-1 Nations League win over Wales on Thursday evening.
Trossard came off the bench during Belgium’s 2-1 Nations League win over Wales on Thursday
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