Graham Potter delivers classy Newcastle United verdict after Brighton and Hove Albion draw

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Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter provided his verdict on Newcastle United.

Graham Potter believes his Brighton players claimed a point from a “very, very strong” Newcastle United side.

Eddie Howe’s men walked away from the Amex Stadium content with a point after the hosts created numerous opportunities in the second half.

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Nick Pope had to be at his very best to keep the Seagulls at bay with standout saves to deny the likes of Solly March and Adam Lallana. Kieran Trippier and Fabian Schar also made goal-line clearances.

But despite Brighton being unlucky not to win the game, Potter “accepted” a point after praising Newcastle in his post-match press conference.

Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images)
Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter. (Photo by GLYN KIRK/AFP via Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Potter said: “I wouldn’t say we are happy with the point. We accept the point because that is football but I thought our performance was very positive.

“If there was one team that was going to win the game it was us and against an opponent which is very, very strong, which I think Newcastle are.

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“Eddie [Howe] has done an amazing job, they are very well organised, they have got pace and power in the team.

“You can see the points they have amassed since he has gone there, how strong they are in the Premier League so when you take all that into consideration on a really hot day, difficult playing conditions our boys were fantastic.”

Potter also praised former player Dan Burn for his performance at left-back and was also left impressed with Sven Botman on his full Magpies debut.

“Dan is capable in both [positions},” Potter said. “Targett was injured which forced a change for Eddie. They invested a lot of money in [Sven Botman] and he’s a good player with a high level.

“Wherever they play, whoever you play, they’re top players.”

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