Few things from Friday. If I was a Brighton fan and with West ham coming to play us at home I would have been pretty mortified watching that, they gave West ham a huge amount of respect. They got the 3 points, but West ham were coming to play, not one of the big boys. I would have been pretty pissed at that considering it was a home match.
If/when teams do go defensive on us, we miss Lanzini or that type of player, we really struggled to break them down and create really "good" chances, saying that, we should have scored and got a point.
Snodgrass, right at the end, his vision & touch was sublime, I did not know he had that in his locker (when ball was cut back & Arnie put it over).
I came away from the ground thinking, **** me, we really are a decent side now, if we had the right attitude in the first half we would have come away with something from that game. Which led me to the cups, if we play our strongest team I think we have a sniff this year, of course we will need some luck though.
Overall, considering we lost, I can see the difference under Pellers, and our front three are a handful for any team. We will concede as that's our weakest area, but going forward we are a real handful.
Get back soon Lanzini, as you could be the difference in really tight games.
Last thing, first time I have seen Rice live this season, massive improvement, and growing into a class act, he has "that" something about him.
For sure we lost, but so many more positives for me. Get the attitude right for the 90, and we will climb up the league fairly quickly allowing us to go for the cups.