Graham Potter hails Leandro Trossard ahead of Man United clash

Brighton boss Graham Potter hails Leandro Trossard’s ‘arrogance’ ahead of huge Manchester United clash as he insists star man’s huge self-belief will help him thrive… just days after he netted his first goals for Belgium

  • The Brighton boss has been impressed with Leandro Trossard’s confidence 
  • Graham Potter feels Trossard needs to score more goals to develop his game
  • Potter believes Brighton’s performances haven’t been reflected in their results  

Graham Potter believes Leandro Trossard’s ‘arrogance’ will only enhance his chances of starring for Belgium in the Euros this summer.

The Brighton forward scored his first international goals in a midweek World Cup qualifying win over Belarus to place himself firmly in the plans of Belgium manager Roberto Martinez.

Potter now hopes to see Trossard display the same air of self-belief to help Brighton thrive in today’s big match at Manchester United.

Brighton manager Graham Potter has hailed Leandro Trossard’s confidence and self belief

Trossard celebrates after scoring the winner against south coast rivals Southampton

‘I use the word [arrogance] but not in a negative way,’ Potter explained.

‘Just a belief in his own ability, a belief in what he can do, a confidence in himself and his teammates.

‘He has come from Belgium into the Premier League and has got better and better as time has gone on. The more he assists and the more he scores, the more he will believe in himself, I’m pretty sure.’

Trossard, 26, signed from Genk just under two years ago and his recent crucial match winner against Southampton was a sign of his improvement this season.

And Potter is in little doubt that the forward can force his way into Belgium’s starting XI for the first match at the Euros this summer. 

Potter believes Trossard must score more goals and register more assists to start for Belgium

‘He’s determined, he wants to improve his career and he knows the importance of the stage he’s at,’ the Brighton boss added.

‘He wants to get into the number one team in the world internationally and he knows that he needs to improve his goals and assists to take his career to the next level

‘And I think he probably feels a little bit unlucky, like our team.

‘We haven’t had the margins in our favour relative to our performance so until you get the goals and the points and get the job done, he’s not one for smiling too much and just carries on working.’

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