Brighton & Hove Albion boss Graham Potter has praised the efficiency of Percy Tau following the Bafana Bafana star’s English Premier League debut towards Manchester Metropolis on Wednesday.
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Tau, who made his FA Cup debut for Brighton towards Notts County final Sunday off the bench, was this time round named within the Seagulls’ beginning XI for the match on the Etihad Stadium.
And he actually didn’t disappoint, regardless of Metropolis operating out 1-0 winners.
TAU’S BRIGHTON ARE DOWN IN 17TH PLACE IN THE LOG
Metropolis star Phil Foden grabbed the winner within the forty fourth minute because the Manchester giants maintained their title problem.
Metropolis at the moment are third within the standings, 4 factors behind cross-town rivals Manchester United. Metropolis have, nevertheless, performed one fewer match so far than United.
Brighton, in the meantime, are down in a lowly seventeenth place, solely two factors above the relegation zone.
Worryingly, they’ve performed two extra matches than Fulham who lie in 18th place and who’re coming off a commendable 1-1 draw with Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham in a match additionally performed on Wednesday.
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Graham Potter singled out each Percy Tau and his strike accomplice Leandro Trossard for reward after the match.
“It’s a tough sport for him [Tau] to start out for a ahead as a result of they make you defend as a staff. In order that takes away a little bit little bit of his attacking qualities, together with Leo [Trossard],” Potter stated.
“They each work so laborious for the staff, they work so laborious and have been incredible in that regard. They grew and grew. He [Tau] has solely been with us for per week, we’ve got to verify he’s accessible for the approaching video games, good first sport, he’ll get higher and he’ll get a greater understanding with us.”
AWAY TO LEEDS IN THEIR NEXT MATCH
Brighton are subsequent in motion in a conflict away towards Leeds United on Saturday, 16 January.
Kick-off is at 17:00 SA time.