Roberto De Zerbi believes Brighton totally benefit a spot in Europe subsequent season as they put together to proceed their quest with a “robust, robust sport” towards relegation-threatened Everton.
Memorable back-to-back Premier League victories over Wolves and Manchester United have boosted the south-coast membership’s bid to qualify for a maiden continental marketing campaign.
The high-flying Seagulls are vying with Liverpool, Aston Villa and Tottenham for a top-seven spot and have video games in hand on every of their rivals.
De Zerbi urged his in-form gamers to stay targeted on executing his possession-based sport plan and never turn out to be preoccupied by outcomes or the league desk.
“It is going to be a really robust, robust sport as a result of they’re a robust group,” the pinnacle coach mentioned.
“However we need to obtain our goal and I feel it is clear for everyone we’re preventing towards large groups – Tottenham, Aston Villa, Liverpool – for Europe.
“And in the intervening time, I feel we’re deserving to achieve the most effective place. We have now to suppose not of the outcomes, now we have to be targeted solely on our type and high quality of play. We have now to be targeted solely on to get pleasure from and to point out our high quality as a result of we’re not used to taking part in for this goal.”
Brighton cantered to a 4-1 win at Goodison Park in early January.
Frank Lampard was sacked by Everton lower than three weeks later and changed by Sean Dyche.
Though Everton have received simply one in all their final 11 top-flight fixtures, De Zerbi is braced for a stern take a look at as sides on the backside scrap for survival with time operating out.
“It is a completely completely different scenario,” he replied when requested in regards to the resounding success on Merseyside.
“After we received in Everton, it was a distinct group. I feel when there usually are not many video games [remaining] within the final a part of the season, the video games are all the time harder.”
Brighton loved a record-breaking 6-0 thrashing of Wolves final weekend earlier than the euphoria prolonged to Thursday night’s last-gasp 1-0 conquer United.
Everton, who’ve received solely as soon as away all season and have drawn 4 and misplaced three of their previous seven video games, are with out Ben Godfrey and Seamus Coleman in addition to long-term absentees Ruben Vinagre and Andros Townsend. Brighton are unable to name on Adama Lallana, Joel Veltman, Jakub Moder, Jeremy Sarmiento and Tariq Lamptey however each the fantastic Evan Ferguson and Pascal Gross is perhaps again.