Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter's frank advice for his strikers after stalemate with Norwich City

Brighton manager Graham Potter was in a positive mood after his side’s 0-0 draw with Norwich at The Amex. Having dominated possession and created an abundance of quality chances, the hosts were left disappointed at the result.
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A missed Neal Maupay penalty was the best opportunity squandered, but Potter was able to take the positives from the stalemate.

Speaking after the game Potter said: “I appreciate how challenging the Premier League is. We don’t have any divine right to be in this league just because of who we are, we have to earn it.

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"Performing well in the Premier League isn’t easy to do, and to be as dominant as we were today isn’t easy to do, so I think the players deserve some credit for that, because they restricted Norwich to just one counter-attack at the end.”

Tim Krul makes a save from Joel VeltmanTim Krul makes a save from Joel Veltman
Tim Krul makes a save from Joel Veltman

The Seagulls’ boss also praised the home supporters: “We want to do better and make our supporters happy. I feel for our supporters because we haven’t really given them much in terms of results at home, goals and that type of thing. We’ve suffered a bit and they’ve suffered, but today I thought they were fantastic, they were really with us, so that gives me confidence going forwards.”

Speaking on his side’s struggle to score, having only netted once in their last seven games, Potter was frank. “Hit the target, simple as that," he said.

"The build-up suggests you’re getting there, and of course the longer you go you can hear the crowd [shout] shoot, shoot, shoot, and it’s a challenge for the players because sometimes it’s an opportunity to shoot, [but] maybe one more pass gets you in a better position, but if you miss the pass you should have shot.

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"It affects the confidence, it affects the final bit, it’s the Premier League, and with Premier League defenders it isn’t so straightforward to create chances and score, but in terms of our intention over the game I thought it was really positive.”

“We’re seven points away from our record in terms of points tally and we’ve got eight games, so we need to try and get as many points as we can before the end of the season and then we can all sit down and assess how it’s gone.”

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