Brighton boss believes Manchester city’s are fast approaching their best.
’s squad had limited time to recover from Sunday’s
practice, which they need a penalty to crossNewport
They are now trying to move away from thePremier League
bottom three and faceManchester City
, who have won their last six matches.
“They’re in a really good moment,”
game, in particular, was one of the best games I have seen from a performance perspective, they were fantastic.
“They have been solid, they don’t concede much, defensively they are very sound and the fluidity that you associate with them has been getting better and better as you’d expect, they’re a top team.”
Brighton lost their last six games against
’s side after winning the Premier League in 2017.
“We feel that we have improved, certainly performance-wise, results-wise we haven’t,” Potter said. “That’s the challenge for us; we have to improve that.
“Performance-wise, we have got better, funnily enough, the game at the Etihad last season we were quite satisfied with, even though the scoreline was 4-0.
“It’s a fantastic challenge; they’re one of the best teams in European football. What better way than to play against that sort of opposition?”
Potter, whose squad place three points above the fall zone, admires City’s work ethic as much as their individual talents.
“They have lots of top individuals, but collectively they’re an amazing outfit, all credit to Pep and his staff for that,” he said.
“They’ve not just got the talent, the tactical flexibility, just the attacking football, there’s an attitude to run, to fight, to work hard, there’s a humility about the team.
“They go about their work in an amazing way, they’re worthy Premier League champions for two of the last three years, they’re a fantastic team.”