Leandro Trossard insists Graham Potter’s departure to Chelsea won’t derail Brighton’s season.
Brighton have appointed Roberto De Zerbi to switch Potter, who spent three years with the Seagulls earlier than succeeding Thomas Tuchel at Stamford Bridge earlier this month.
De Zerbi has had teaching success at Sassuolo in his native Italy and at Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.
Brighton misplaced head coach Graham Potter to Chelsea earlier this month (Steven Paston/PA)
“It all happened quite quickly,” stated Trossard, who has been on worldwide responsibility with Belgium this week and has but to satisfy the brand new Brighton boss.
“One day we heard Tuchel was fired and that Graham was up there to take his place.
“For us it was a bit of a shock, but we knew that maybe one day he could go because he is a brilliant manager.
“At the beginning it was a bit strange, but now with the new coach we need to move on as a club and as players. I am excited to work with the new coach.”
The 27-year-old winger has been a hit since becoming a member of Brighton from Genk in 2019, scoring 20 objectives throughout 106 Premier League appearances.
Asked if fourth-placed Brighton can nonetheless have an excellent season with out Potter, Trossard stated: “Yes, of course.
“It doesn’t mean if the coach departs that the team will play not as good.
“It is just maybe different things with the new manager, but that is up to him to get us going as well.”
It doesn’t suggest if the coach departs that the staff will play not nearly as good
Brighton winger Leandro Trossard
Trossard was a second-half substitute as Belgium beat Wales 2-1 in Brussels on Thursday to maintain alive hopes of topping their Nations League group.
Belgium completed third on the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and lots of of these gamers – together with Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Thibaut Courtois – stay key figures in Roberto Martinez’s squad for Qatar 2022.
Trossard stated: “It is a bit strange it is in winter time, but I am excited to be part of it and can go to my first World Cup.
“I think there are so many countries at the moment who have the chance to win it.
Leandro Trossard, centre, helped Belgium to a 2-1 Nations League victory over Wales in Brussels (Tim Goode/PA)
“It is hard to pick a country and maybe we are on the outside, I would say.
“If you look at Brazil, France, England, Germany – you never know in a tournament. It’s all about the moment.
“The team in that moment who is in their best form will win the World Cup.
“Hopefully everybody is fit and in great shape and form to show themselves.”