Argentine hero Alexis Mac Allister has reflected on his initial anger at Graham Potter for playing him as a defensive midfielder and touched on how the move improved his game.
The Brighton & Hove Albion fan favorite showed his class in the World Cup final and put in arguably his best performance of the tournament.
Mac Allister was everywhere defensively, constantly reclaiming the ball and covering every blade of grass.
While on the ball, the Argentina midfielder showed his usual suppleness and kept things going.
However, this comes as no surprise to those who watch him regularly in the Premier League.
Especially this season, the world champion as a defensive midfielder has a different sauce.
Despite being an attacking midfielder by trade, Graham Potter’s decision to play him deeper before becoming Chelsea manager was nothing short of a feat.
And Mac Allister’s form hasn’t slumped since Roberto De Zerbi was appointed Seagulls boss.
As a result, it only makes sense why Tottenham Hotspur appear to want to sign him (via L’Interesta).
Alexis Mac Allister on his anger at Graham Potter
Argentina hero Alexis Mac Allister opened up about his anger at Graham Potter for moving him to defensive midfielder.
“I wanted to kill him, but that’s part of football,” he told the Mail (about Chel’s transfer).
However, the Brighton midfielder has the Chelsea boss to thank for improving him as an all-rounder.
“He was very helpful and improved my versatility and physicality. That’s why I’m a much better player today, so I can thank him a lot.”
Thank you Potter for discovering the Argentine hero’s hidden talent
It initially struck several viewers as bizarre that Graham Potter had decided to field such a skilled player as Alexis Mac Allister as No.6.
However, as Mac Allister himself admitted, in a deeper role he has blossomed into a much more complete player.
Mac Allister and Argentina dictating the show while also becoming a top defensive presence should thank Graham Potter for his typically brilliant player profile.
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