Hamberg enjoying life under Potter

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Potter wants more from Seagulls.

Brighton coach Bjorn Hamberg says he likes working under boss Graham Potter and has reserved praise for his coaching methods.

Potter was named as Brighton’s new manager early in the summer after the club dispensed with Chris Hughton following a disappointing second year in the Premier League.

The club went left of field to appoint Potter, who had just completed his first year in British football management, guiding Swansea to a top half finish in the Championship last season.

Hamberg first worked under Potter at Swedish side Ostersunds, where Potter enjoyed brilliant success after guiding them from the fourth tier to European football.

And, the 34-year-old Swede says there is a lot to be impressed with in terms of his coaching methods.

‘I remember the first training session the first thing we did was a clever little drill which I had always seen but he twisted it in a way that was new,’ Hamberg said.

‘Probably he earned the most respect from me by calling every player by their name straight away.

We had two twins in the team and he even got them right! ‘It’s small things, but you see the same things now.

It wasn’t a show, it’s just him, genuine and well prepared every day.

That caught my eye straight away.

‘Attention to detail and he cares about the human being, understanding problems and their backgrounds.’

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