Mixed feelings for Anthony Knockaert after 'incredible' Brighton performance against Manchester City

Brighton and Hove Albion 'gave everything' in their FA Cup semi-final defeat against Manchester City, according to forward Anthony Knockaert.

Anthony Knockaert. Getty Images
Anthony Knockaert. Getty Images

Speaking to BBC Sport, post-match, Knockaert said Albion came out 'with a lot of credit' despite a 1-0 defeat.

He said: "I think we gave everything. We had a game plan and it was really tough. We conceded in the first few minutes and I think the Man City fans and the people watching on TV thought it would have been four or five at the end.

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"What the lads put in today was incredible. We come out of this cup with a lot of credit. We played against the champions and they may be champions again this year. I can't remember a clear chance for them apart from the goal."

Knockaert said he has been left with 'two feelings'.

He added: "I am really disappointed because I felt we could have got something. At the same time I am really happy because if we talk about budget, a team with amazing players, what we showed today was incredible.

"If I am honest it is one of the best games I have played in my life for a few reasons. When you have a chance to play a kind of game like this you enjoy it. When we came out of the hotel we saw our fans behind us and it gives us a massive push. What what we did today I think they will be really proud of us."