Brighton coach speaks on Lamptey's 'decision to leave Chelsea and predicts big future for former blues kid

Brighton coach speaks on Lamptey's 'decision to leave Chelsea and predicts big future for former blues kid

The 19-year-old massively impressed in Monday's clash against the Blues.

"He took a decision to leave a place that he liked and he respected a lot, but I think he knew the reason why he was taking that decision, which was probably a really tough one for him," Brighton boss Graham Potter said of Tariq Lamptey, quoted by The Independent.

"He's got a lot of respect, I know, for Chelsea. But obviously then it's our job to try to help him make the most of that decision.

It's a balance between game time, development, training, and feedback and all that sort of stuff, because like I said he is still young and he's got a lot to carry on improving.

"He's a wonderful young player and it's a delight to have him. He's a really good lad to work with, because he's so humble, and it's just so refreshing, how he plays football."

On Monday, Chelsea beat Brighton 3-1 at the Amex Stadium on the Premier League matchday 1. Former Blues' Academy kid Lamptey had an exceptional game as a right wing-back, running rings around Marcos Alonso and providing an assist for Leandro Trossard's goal.

As a reminder, Lamptey refused to sign a new long-term deal with Chelsea last January and left for Brighton on a deal worth around £3m in search for regular first-team football. Follow us on Google newsTwitter and on Facebook
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