“The most effective efficiency in my profession as a coach,” stated De Zerbi. “We scored six targets but when we communicate in regards to the stage of the play, the fashion of play, the standard of play, we’re taking part in a really excessive stage of soccer.”
De Zerbi stated afterwards that this victory began at Wembley final week, when his gamers misplaced the FA Cup semi-final to Manchester United. “We suffered rather a lot after Wembley as a result of we deserved to win,” he stated. “Gamers aren’t like robots. They’ve a soul, they’ve coronary heart.”
He additionally believes his gamers need to have greater than 52 factors this season, which is already their joint-highest tally in a top-flight marketing campaign. “We deserve to attain our goal,” De Zerbi stated of European qualification.
Remarkably, the scoreline doesn’t even precisely mirror Brighton’s stage of dominance. They completed with six targets nevertheless it actually might have been extra in opposition to a Wolves group that defended with all of the rigidity of damp paper. “I apologise to the followers,” stated Julen Lopetegui, the Wolves head coach. “A nasty day. A really unhealthy day. I didn’t recognise my group.”
Lopetegui is not any idiot however he was made to seem like one right here. After 16 minutes, along with his aspect already two targets down, he gestured frantically in the direction of his gamers and pleaded with them to vary their form. Did they not hear, or was Plan B even worse than Plan A? Onerous to inform. Whichever it was, it was not a great reflection of the gamers or their coach.