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Potter is superior to Carvahal in these three departments

Potter is superior to Carvahal in these three departments

Swansea City have been completely redefined under Graham Potter this season as things appear to be heading in the right direction.

The Swans have looked impressive at times and secured a well-fought victory against Millwall prior to the international break, which highlighted just how hard Graham Potter is working.

However, things weren’t all positive in the last campaign as former manager Carlos Carvahal couldn’t avoid relegation from the Premier League, despite some positive performances at times.

Therefore, here’s a look at THREE reasons as to why Potter is outshining Carvahal at Swansea City…

Positivity

Carlos Carvahal was questioned for his negative outlook on proceedings towards the end of the last campaign, but it’s been clear to see that Graham Potter is quite the opposite.

Indeed, the current Swansea City boss has never been afraid to make risks in order to earn maximum rewards since taking over at the Liberty Stadium, and victory against Millwall was a fine example of that.

Tactically

Potter always sets up with a positive 4-4-2 formation that sees the full-backs get up to support in the final third, whereas Carvahal often resorted to playing five at the back which made them sit back and be punished.

In what is a rather young squad a positive outlook is vital when it comes down to letting the players express themselves, and the likes of Bersant Celina and Connor Roberts have certainly relished the opportunity.

Spirit and togetherness

It’s vital that a side has plenty of spirit and togetherness when things get tough, but Carvahal failed to get his side to believe during the relegation dog fight.

However, the Swans displayed their incredible spirit under Graham Potter against Millwall in the Championship earlier on this season, as they managed to secure a 2-1 victory at the Den with 10 men for the whole match.

And, this is the exact grit and determination that could get Swansea City promoted straight back to the Premier League in the current campaign.

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