Brighton manager, Roberto De Zerbi: I have to say thanks to Graham Potter
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Brighton was great in the victory over Chelsea (1:2) and many believe that this club will play in European competitions next year. Brighton manager Roberto De Zerbi is happy with this victory and is aware of how much it will mean for the rest of the season.
First of all, he decided to thank Graham Potter, who left a great team at his disposal. "I have to say thanks to Graham Potter," -he said, as quoted by Mirror. "I found a very great and strong team and I am now trying to give my idea." Next week, one of the biggest challenges awaits them, the match with Manchester United in the semi-finals of the FA Cup.
"It's an amazing day for us. The result, the performance. This game gives more energy, more confidence, more enthusiasm to finish the season in the best way. Now we have to prepare for the semi-final. We’d like to play the final.
To do that we'll have to win."
Frank Lampard on his team
On the other hand, Frank Lampard cannot be satisfied with his team's performance. Chelsea looks very bad and it is difficult that this Englishman will be able to improve the situation in a short period of time.
This team needs a lot of things, but primarily they have to work on the mental aspect. "I've been at the club nine days, I don't like what I saw today. I'm not going to try and dress that up in any way. We have to be really honest about that.
There should be a feeling when you play for Chelsea of pride involved. We have to do more for Tuesday. To get there, there needs to be a new energy. That needs to come back. More than defeats, it's performance we have to talk about.
Wins only come with performance and in terms of performance that was the most disappointing one because we were well beaten. In the basics of football — and it's a really good Brighton team so we must give them credit, they're a fantastic team and they can perform like that against pretty much anyone in the league — but we were short, a yard short, a tackle short, a fighting duel moment short."