He’s a fantastic person: Graham Potter praises this Chelsea midfielder

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Graham Potter has praised Chelsea’s midfielder, Mateo Kovacic, claiming he is brilliant in one-v-one situations. The 28-years old midfielder has been a very important player for the Blues.

He has had to face some injuries but has managed to impress from his play in 13 games across all competitions.

The Croatian midfielder yet again showed his quality against RB Salzburg on Tuesday night. He scored a stunner with his weaker foot.

Potter praises Kovacic in one-on-one situations

Graham Potter praises Kovacic in his recent interview, he thinks Kovacic is very good in one-v-one situations. He said:

“Kovacic’s introductions have always been positive, whether it’s from the start or off the bench,”

“He’s a fantastic person, great in the group, everybody knows his quality; he can take the ball, eliminate people in one-v-one situations. It’s nice for him to score as well. He’s a really important member of the group.”

Kovacic is a really good dribbler when he’s in form. He is often taken as underrated by rivals, but he shows his quality on the pitch. Graham Potter has used him well in midfield. Potter wants to be quick in the build-up play which suits player like Kovacic to break lines.

Reports by The Evening Standard suggest Chelsea wants to propose a new contract to Kovacic after World Cup. He has become a regular starter under Potter, it would be better for Chelsea to sign him for the long term.

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