Brighton vs Liverpool a “crazy” first game in charge for De Zerbi
Roberto De Zerbi, the new Brighton boss, was delighted with his team following their draw with Liverpool in the first match he was at the helm.
Roberto De Zerbi
talked about the “crazy game” they had with Liverpool, which came down to a 3-3 draw, and it also was his first game in charge at the Premier League. The head coach replaced Graham Potter who made a move to Chelsea in September. During his first game in charge, Leandro Trossard scored a hat-trick to seal a point for his side. They were even able to grab the three points as they made their way into the opponent’s defence a couple of times.
De Zerbi told
"A crazy game. I am happy and proud for my players and my club.
"There was a possibility to win the game but Liverpool is a fantastic team. I knew before the game it could be difficult and it was very difficult.
"Of course, the point for us is really important because Liverpool at the end of the day are Liverpool but we had a lot of chances to score the goals and if we had won the game I wouldn't have felt like we had stolen anything here.
"In that moment, I didn't think we had to win the game. It is 90 minutes plus additional time at Anfield."
Brighton had six shots with all of them on target and notwithstanding the great performance, De Zerbi urged his side to improve themselves.
"We have to learn how to improve with the ball possession and to increase our ball speed and it is up to us to decide it,"
the former Sassuolo boss added.
"It is really hard to control the game in the Premier League - only Manchester City is doing that. Our target is to start to control much more of the game."
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