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Tottenham 2-0 Brighton: Chris Hughton rues two 'poor' goals

PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:17 am
by thanloeuth
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Chris Hughton says Brighton conceded two poor goals in their defeat at Wembley to Tottenham.
Chris Hughton believes two "poor" goals that Brighton conceded were their undoing in their 2-0 defeat at Tottenham on Wednesday.

Serge Aurier's fortuitous opener set Tottenham on their way to a win that moved them back up into the top four, with Heung-Min Son's late header making sure of the victory.

And Hughton, a former Spurs player and coach, rued sbobet mobile his side's defending for the game-clinching strike, while cursing Brighton's luck for the opener.

"Overall I thought we did alright," Hughton said. "It was always going to be difficult with the quality that they have got, and the quality that they can bring off the bench."We conceded two poor goals. The second one we didn't need to give a free-kick away in the first place, and the first was an incredibly fortuitous one.

"We grew in confidence as the game went on. We were always going to be up against it, we defended well and restricted them to minimal chances.

"We had good periods of the game, especially in the second half, with the chance that fell to [Tomer] Hemed. You are not going to get many good chances here, and that was as good as any that they did have."

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Mauricio Pochettino says his side deserved their lucky first goal and praised their ‘fantastic’ performance in the 2-0 win over Brighton in the Premier League.
That is now three defeats in a row for Brighton, but Hughton insists he is not worried, with two home matches to come.

"We know what we are up against in this division, and we know there are going to be tough periods and we are going to be up against it," Hughton added. "We are not the only team that have gone through a difficult period. We have to continue and bounce back in the next one.

"We were always aware that our home form is going to be important for sbobet mobile us, and whenever you go through a difficult period, then you have to make sure you get the points when you can."