Graham Potter: 'We're absolutely delighted'
Potter and his safe on the touch line at Carrow Road/Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Graham Potter hailed his side's fighting spirit as the Seagulls posted a 1-0 victory over Norwich City at Carrow Road.

Leandro Trossard scored his fourth goal of the season in the 25th minute to push Brighton to the brink of a fourth straight season in the Premier League.

'It's a big three points for us'

Potter was both satisfied and relieved as his side emerged with a victory that puts them on 36 points, the total they had for the entirety of last season.

"It's one of those days where the result is the most important thing," he said. "To get the three points and the clean sheet, with a little bit of luck at the end when they hit the post, means we're absolutely delighted, it's a big three points for us."

'To get a win is fantastic'

Although the Seagulls are essentially safe, the manager isn't taking anything for granted as Brighton face champions Liverpool and second-place Manchester City in their next two fixtures.

"We've got five more games to go and we know we are still fighting for the points," ​​​​​​​Potter commented. "This season has been a bit of a unique one so what has happened in the past, in terms of points needed to stay up, I don't think you can take too much from that.

"To have 36 points is a decent number, but we need more. It changes the narrative completely today if we don't get the three points today, then the story is the best two teams are coming and we're under pressure. To get to 36 points, to get a win is fantastic. I am so pleased for the boys."

​​​​​​​'A moment of quality won the match'

Trossard's brilliant finish settled a nervy affair that saw Brighton do the double over a Norwich side that are sliding back to the EFL Championship. 

"It was a tough game as we expected, a bit scrappy at times, but a moment of quality won the match," he said. "The resilience impressed me the most. The ability to stick at it, to fight for each other. I think that has been evident for us since the lockdown especially. 

"The most important thing is the three points. Sometimes you can over analyze performances, but at this stage of the season, where we are at, the three points is the most important thing."

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