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2019 06 26 Retrieve

[Brighton confirm £15m Leandro Trossard signing] We are delighted to welcome Leandro to the club and excited about the impact he can have for us. He’s an attack-minded player who had a very impressive season last year in helping Genk win the league title. He was influential in the side’s success last term and scored a lot of goals, as well as creating chances for others. At 24 he also brings good experience, having captained the side and also featured many times in the Europa League

2019 08 03 Retrieve

[Graham Potter, who is preparing for his first season as a coach in the Premier League, added] Adam Webster is a player the club has been aware of for some time, and someone we came up against last season at Swansea City. He is a quality defender, comfortable on the ball, fits the profile of the type of player we want to bring to the club, and he was very keen to join us. He is still relatively young, but has good experience from the number of games he has played. Predominately a centre-half, he can also play at right-back, and he will bring additional competition alongside our existing defensive options

2019 08 05 Retrieve

[Graham Potter on Neal Maupay’s signing] Neal is a talented striker, with good strength and pace, and he is a goalscorer. He will add an extra dimension to our existing forward options, and we are delighted to have completed the transfer. The club has been monitoring Neal and has been aware of his ability for some time. Separately I was also aware of his obvious ability at Swansea and came up against him in the Championship last season. His record in the Championship has been exceptional, with 41 goals across the last two seasons, and now his challenge is to transfer that to the Premier League

2019 08 08 Retrieve

[Brighton sign Huddersfield midfielder Aaron Mooy on season-long loan] We are delighted to welcome Aaron to the club. He has played very well over the past two seasons in the Premier League, and will bring a different option and added competition to our midfield.

He’s been a talisman for Huddersfield in recent seasons with his performances on the field and he’s proved to be an excellent professional both on and off the pitch.

I’m looking forward to working with him. He is another good addition to our squad ahead of the new season

2019 08 31 Retrieve

[Manchester City (4) vs (0) Brighton and Hove Albion] The result is not something we are enjoying but the performance of the players was one I thought of real courage, some good play, their application was fantastic. We had a setback very early in the game which was not what you want but they carried on with great resilience. Congratulations to Man City for winning the game and congratulations to our team for doing exactly what we asked them

2019 09 21 Retrieve

[Newcastle vs Brighton. Former Swansea City boss Potter meanwhile has admitted he is all too aware of the pressures of visiting St James’s Park] You go to [St James’ Park](newcastle-united.html) and you know what you’re going to get because the crowd get behind the home team very well. We know we have to stand up to a good and organised side with threats going forward and good experience all over the pitch. We have to play well, but this group have shown me a competitive nature in all the games so far and I have no concerns about that

2019 09 28 Retrieve

[Chelsea vs Brighton. Graham Potter admits he had not been caught unaware by the success of his opposite number in his new role, highlighting that Lampard’s prior experience in guiding Derby County to the Championship play-off final showed his talents] He’s done really well, and I’m not surprised. I came across him last season and was really impressed. He’s got so much experience and his career speaks for itself, he has the potential to be a top manager. He’s both articulate and intelligent after being at the highest level. He’s come into a challenging situation at Chelsea for a number of reasons, but he’s done really well, and from afar, I have a lot of respect for him. He’s been in the game long enough and will know about both the group and the team. I have no doubt they’ll continue to do well

2019 11 10 Retrieve

[Brighton boss Graham Potter had no complaints with the result, conceding that his side were simply outplayed] They deserved to win the game, if you make any mistake they can turn defence into attack so quickly. The players gave their best, but sometimes you have to accept you are playing against a better team. We had a decent period in the league and now we need to get ready for another tough match. I’m delighted for him (James), probably this time last year he wasn’t playing this regularly for Swansea. But he’s a great lad, his sprinting ability is sensational, he’s so brave and he’ll get better and better with his final ball and execution

2019 11 22 Retrieve

[Leeds loanee Ben White has sparked talk of interest from Manchester United and Liverpool, but Brighton boss Graham Potter claims the defender still has a future with the Seagulls] There’s all sorts of talk as we know, but the reality is he’s our player and has a future here. He’s on loan now at Leeds and having a positive experience, and we’re delighted with that. But we’re looking forward to having him back at the right time and we’ll go from there. He’s our player, he’s contracted with us.

He’s having a good time at Leeds, so we’ll assess at the end of the season to see what the best thing is going forward. Unless there is a real push for it we won’t call him back. He’s having a positive time at Leeds and we are well covered in that position. So, we’ll carry on with that process I think.

As a coaching team we were aware of him when I was at Swansea, we were one of the clubs who would have tried to get him on loan if I was still there. So I know his quality. He had a loan spell at Newport and we tracked his progress for quite some time. He’s a player we like. If you see the way he plays, he’s a player who fits our way. We want to see him playing for Brighton in future.

2019 12 13 Retrieve

[Graham Potter celebrates a new contract extension] I’ve been reminded of how important it is pretty much every day. It’s important for our supporters, it’s important because of the proximity of the two teams and the clubs and I’m sure my memory of Selhurst Park is always lively. It’ll be a good atmosphere, a hostile atmosphere, something we’re going to have to deal with. We’re going to look forward to it.

2019 12 26 Retrieve

[Brighton coach Graham Potter has declared the club future of veteran striker Glenn Murray is up to him] He has been really important in what we have achieved here so far. At the same time I respect his career, I respect where he is at and what he has done for this club. Ultimately, Glenn decides really in that respect but hopefully he wants to stay here and be a part of what we are doing. He has been great for us

2020 02 06 Retrieve

[Brighton had more points last season – but are in a better place with Graham Potter] You can’t just win by playing well, you have to be able to suffer

2020 04 06 Retrieve

[Brighton were said to be ‘relaxed’ about the situation, especially as Mooy was enjoying himself at the club - particularly as he was in the good company of his close friend since school Mat Ryan, the Brighton goalkeeper] In football, things can change quite quickly. He has to focus on that, focus on carrying on playing football and I have to carry on helping him. Whatever happens in May happens.

I’ll not have the sole decision because I wouldn’t like it that way but certainly as a coach you say, ‘This player has done well’ or ‘That player has not’. In consultation with everybody else I will have an opinion at the end of the season

2020 06 13 Retrieve

[Brighton Hove and Albion manager Graham Potter provides update on Balogun’s future ahead of Championship restart] All the guys who are on loan will stay and finish their loan spells. Then we will discuss at the end of the season what the next plan is for them. Each individual is different, of course, and we will make those decisions at the end of the season

2020 06 29 Retrieve

[Graham Potter says late win against Arsenal shows importance of whole Brighton squad in relegation battle] Everybody wants to start the game, but often - especially if you look at the Arsenal game - for us the guys who finish the game are so important and they have to be ready whether it’s for 30 minutes or whether it for three minutes. You saw the contribution [Aaron Connolly] makes. He’s not on the pitch very long but he makes a key pass and we get the winning goal. The players know that and they know the situation we’re in. They’ve been really professional and they’re ready to help the team. It’s not about the best 11 players starting every game because that can be impossible, it’s just making sure that you’re ready to play and help - however long that is.

[I hope Ole doesn’t enjoy first Amex visit too much] We don’t think about it in that regard, you can go a little bit crazy thinking about how many points you may or may not need and then you forget about the fact that you’ve got to play football. We’re playing against Manchester United, one of the form teams if not the form team in the competition. We have to focus on the next game, which is them, and do everything we can to pick up points - that’s what we will try to do until the end of the season.

[Manchester United have never won at the Amex Stadium before, but Potter says that will count for nothing when it comes to this week’s game] History is fine but it doesn’t necessarily do too much for present. We can’t just turn around and say to Manchester United ‘You haven’t won here so therefore we can take the three points thank you very much’. If only it was that simple! It’s a shame that he didn’t get to see it with the Amex crowd because I think they can be very vocal, especially in those types of games where you’re quite noticeably the underdog. It’s a shame that he will miss that but again we know why that is. Hopefully he doesn’t enjoy it too much!

2020 07 04 Retrieve

[Brighton strengthened their Premier League survival hopes while seriously denting Norwich’s as they earned a narrow 1-0 win at Carrow Road] It’s a huge three points, but we are not safe yet. We have to keep fighting. At times in a season you just have to take the result. You need character and you need a bit of luck too. We got that at the end when they hit the post

I know how good Norwich were in the Championship, maybe injuries have destabilised them, but Daniel is a top manager. He will learn, he will improve, and he will come back stronger for this experience

2020 07 08 Retrieve

[Anthony Knockaert joins Fulham on three-year deal] The move has worked out well for Anthony, and I would like to wish him well for the remainder of the season and for the future. There’s no doubting his contribution to this club, as part of the promotion-winning team in 2017, and those first two seasons in the Premier League. On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to thank him for his achievements

2020 07 09 Retrieve

[Mohamed Salah scored twice for Liverpool as they beat a plucky Brighton side 3-1, ending the Premier League champions’ recent scoring drought on the road] I think we played well. Over the course of the game, we gave a really good account of ourselves, especially going 2-0 down in the manner that we did. Liverpool smelt blood, if you like, because we gifted them a couple of goals so we showed great personality to drag ourselves back into the game

We created some chances before we scored a really good goal so we put a lot into that game and there’s a lot of positives for us. Of course, there are things we need to learn from as well which is normal but I’m pleased with a lot that we did. But again, we have to improve as well and that includes myself

We wanted to be brave and try to play our game against the best, it’s a way to learn and improve your own game and we’ll learn from that tonight. Overall, the way we responded to that situation was really good. The boys gave everything and I’m really happy with them

2020 07 09b Retrieve

[Graham Potter: Brighton can learn from mistakes made against Liverpool] I can understand his points. It’s not the first time I’ve heard that. The challenge is for us to be better at recognising situations. You look at the opposition we are playing against and however you play against them they’ve got a solution. The evidence is with the points they’ve got this year, the points they got last year. Maybe you can kick it long for 20, 30, 40, 50 minutes and eventually start to play but there’s no solution there either because I’m sure teams have tried that as well. We want to try and improve that aspect of our performance and sometimes how you do that is by making mistakes, by testing yourself against the very best and that’s what we did. But clearly we have to improve as well

2020 07 11 Retrieve

[Raheem Sterling is enjoying his best season in front of goal after his hat-trick inspired Manchester City to a 5-0 victory at Brighton] We were well beaten by the better team. The first half we were in it a little bit, at a stretch still. We had a couple of opportunities but not that much

Manchester City were very good, they’ve got some players that can hurt you pretty much everywhere. We’re a little bit disappointed with how the second half went, we petered out but, at the same time, within four days we’ve had Liverpool and Manchester City. It’s a big ask but we have to dust ourselves down and focus on the next few matches

2020 07 13 Retrieve

[Who will join Norwich back in the Championship] We knew it was going to be a challenge, that’s why I think the Norwich one was such a big one for us in terms of getting the three points. And then the quality of the opposition - the three best teams in the country - so of course they are going to test you psychologically and I think it’s just about perspective all the time for us. We still need points, from my perspective. We’re still fighting for those. We’ve got seven points post-lockdown and we have to try to focus on getting as many as we can from the remaining three