"The performance was really, really good... You can't control a game away from home much more than that," said Potter.
He likened their treatment of her to that faced by his mother. Princess Diana died in 1997 when her car crashed as it was being pursued by members of the paparazzi.
The 39-year-old, who grew up on the Gold Coast, credited the crowd support for helping him finally get back into the winner's circle.
Another side who have been top at Christmas, in the 1999-2000 season, Leeds have also been second at the same point in 1993-94 and fourth in both in 1997-98 and 2001-02. Financial mismanagement saw them drop to the second tier and the side who reached the semifinals of the Champions League in 2000-01 are still in the Championship. They are favorites to come up under the charismatic Marcelo Bielsa, though.
Zinedine Zidane has said he is not worried about Wednesday's Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona being overshadowed by Catalan independence protests.The Cowboys fell to 7-8 and need to beat arch-rival Washington (3-12) next week plus have the Eagles lose in order to reach the playoffs.
The 2011 World Cup win lifted the nation only a few months after the Fukushima disaster that left 18,000 dead or missing and rendered large portions of the country's northeast uninhabitable.
Van Bommel was still upbeat after Sunday's loss in Rotterdam, saying "even though I have to fight the whole world I won't give up."
"One of my goals for next year would be a Grand Slam title, finishing in the top-three by the end of the year, making the Nitto Finals again and winning a Masters 1000."
Earlier Sunday Angel Correa came off the bench to score one and make another as Atletico Madrid climbed back into the top four with a 2-1 win at Real Betis.
Dong Fangzhuo smiles at the memory. It was Christmas, he was far from home and legendary Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson took pity on him by arranging a holiday get-together.
It was an "embarrassing" performance by the seven-time European champions, said club manager Zvonimir Boban.
Italian champions Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo will fancy their chances of overcoming French side Lyon, who lost captain Memphis Depay to a season-ending injury Sunday.
But Dong admits that shyness and injuries, primarily a knee problem, ruined any hopes of making it at United.
"The relationship between me and him - the relationship between him and all the Manchester United squad - was more like father and son," Dong said in Chinese, although he speaks and understands basic English.
At the end of 2018, she was ranked 875 but she will head into 2020 at 68.