Brighton boss Graham Potter highlights Adam Webster's qualities as a captain
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Brighton boss Graham Potter highlights Adam Webster's qualities as a captain

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter firmly believes Adam Webster has the qualities to be a leader and team captain as per Sussex Live reports.

Webster was handed the captain's armband against West Bromwich Albion following the absence of Lewis Dunk due to his red card in the match against Crystal Palace.

The 25-year-old who was also the captain at Bristol City admitted that he was grateful to Potter for entrusting him with the honour of leading the Seagulls.

Potter highlighted interpersonal skills, intrapersonal skills and the right character as the top qualities that Webster holds and believes that can take him far not only as a player but as a human being in general.

"That’s the hope of course. I think generally people, if they are the right character, respond to increased responsibility," Potter said.

"I think Adam has the interpersonal skills and the intrapersonal skills to be a leader, to lead people.

"We had other options of course but just for the fact of Adam of being with us pretty much since we’ve been here and understands what we are trying to do, he was one of the choices.

"But we could have chosen another few as well, in fairness."

"I don't think it [the captaincy] weighs on anyone's shoulders. We felt it was the right time to do it for him [Webster]," he continued.

"I don't think that position these days is so important but it is in some ways as it still represents the club, the players, and the team.

"Knowing the individual, knowing the character, it is something he can deal with and handle.

He added: "Because I think you need people on the pitch that are leading regardless of a title. I don't think you need a title to be the leader necessarily or to lead.

"I think there is a collective responsibility and I think it is better to have that rather than one guy solve everyone's problems."

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