Graham Potter questions Premier League’s coronavirus postponement stance | Football News

Brighton boss Graham Potter believes it will be difficult for the Premier League to continue with the current trend that only certain matches are deemed worth postponing due to coronavirus infections among players.

Potter revealed that Albion was unsuccessful in requesting to rearrange Wednesday night’s clash with the Wolves – a 1-0 defeat – following a Covid-19 crisis and injury to the club.

The sold-out Seagulls were without a roster of influential players for the match, with top scorer Neal Maupay and Pascal Gross the latest men to join the growing absentee roster.

Sunday’s scheduled match between Brighton and Tottenham was postponed due to a Covid outbreak at the north London club, while Brentford v Manchester United and Watford’s trip to Burnley were canceled in similar circumstances on Tuesday respectively. is Wednesday.

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FREE TO WATCH: Highlights of Wolves’ victory over Brighton in the Premier League.

“We asked the question because of our situation,” he said of a possible postponement. “You really don’t have time to be disappointed (for being rejected). It was about preparing the team, preparing for the match.”

Speaking of the apparent lack of consistency in decision making, he continued: “Obviously you have to think that everyone is doing things with the best of intentions. There will be frustration about that.

“It would be better if it was more transparent but at the same time you talk about medical information, so I don’t know how transparent that can be. I think the path we are taking, I don’t know how long we can stay on it for.

“We all want football to continue, we want life to continue as best as possible, but clearly health is the most important thing.

“We have some problems ourselves and this week has been a bit worrying in terms of how quickly we have been hit. If this continues, we will have to think seriously (about the suspended action).”

Brighton’s winless streak in the top flight has expanded to 11 games, a record for the club, after Romain Saiss’s first-half volley gave the visitors a well-deserved victory.

Seagulls midfielder Enock Mwepu declined a golden opportunity to equalize immediately after the first goal, but the toothless hosts lost ground and could have lost by a much larger margin.

Marcal and Saiss hit both woods for Wanderers after the second half, while Daniel Podence wasted two excellent openings to give light to the visiting team.

The narrow victory brings the Wolves to eighth place, with the exhausted Seagulls sliding to 13th place ahead of Saturday’s trip to Manchester United.

Speaking of the unsuccessful three-month run, Potter said: “There are always worries when you don’t win and we have to deal with that statistic.

“We had a lot of draws in that period. We had decent performances and good matches where we could have won but we didn’t and you have to deal with the facts. We haven’t won for a while and we have to face it.”

Lage greets the “Maldini of Morocco”

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Wolves head coach Bruno Lage described Romain Saiss as the “Moroccan Maldini” after scoring the win against Brighton.

Saiss’s grasped finish was the Wolves’ first goal in five outings and enough to clinch a first success in that period.

Wanderers boss Bruno Lage compared the Moroccan defender who won the match to the great Milan and Italy Paolo Maldini.

“We are creating a lot of chances, that’s the main thing,” Lage said. “And Saiss, that’s why everyone knows him as Maldini from Morocco. He scored one, he could have scored another at the start of the second half.

“We worked a lot on that part of the game: the way we defend set pieces, the way we attack with set pieces. Thanks to my staff, they are working hard in those situations. It was a beautiful goal and I am very happy.”

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