‘He has a long way to go in his career but we’re excited for him’: Brighton boss Graham Potter hails rising star Tariq Lamptey after shining on the south coast after joining from Chelsea
- Brighton boss Graham Potter has said he is excited by Tariq Lamptey’s potential
- Potter says Lamptey is ‘not your average 20-year-old’ and that he wants to learn
- Potter claims Lamptey is a ‘coachable young guy’ who will work hard for his team
- Lamptey has already registered three assists in the 2020-2021 campaign
Lamptey has established himself as a mainstay within Potter’s side, despite having only made the move to the seaside club from their Stamford Bridge counterparts for £4million in January.
Lamptey has only featured 15 times in the Premier League for Brighton so far, but Potter has expressed his ‘excitement’ about working with the 20-year-old.
Brighton boss Graham Potter has said he is excited by Tariq Lamptey’s (above) potential
‘I’ve always said he’s a great down-to-earth lad, so credit to him and his family,’ Potter said ahead of their visit to Tottenham.
‘A lot of the interpersonal qualities he’s got in terms of just wanting to help the team and wants to learn, wants to improve, are good.
‘He’s just a really coachable young guy. He’s obviously got a long way to go in his career, but we’re excited for him and at the same time we have to understand that he’s not played a lot of games, he’s only young, his demand physically in terms of how he plays is huge.
‘So we have to be careful with him as well. But we’re delighted with him.
‘He’s not your average kind of 20-year-old, I think. I think he just understands and really respects, and has just got an incredible amount of humility that he knows how fortunate he is, he knows what an opportunity he has in life, loves football, loves to play football, wants to do the best he can for his family and for himself and for the team.’
Potter (above) says Lamptey is ‘not your average 20-year-old’ and that he is eager to learn
Lamptey has already registered three assists for Potter’s side in the 2020-2021 campaign
Lamptey already has already registered three assists in the 2020-2021 campaign – including one against his former club in their first game of the season by setting up Leandro Trossard in the Seagulls’ 3-1 defeat.
Lamptey’s current form has not only impressed Potter, but also caught the attention of European Champions Bayern Munich and Spanish side Sevilla.
According to The Sun, Brighton are looking to reward Lamptey for his stellar performances and upgrade his current terms of £14,000-a-week plus bonuses.