"This is a hungry group": Potter's Brighton are flying high after victory away to Watford
Graham Pottet applauds Brighton fans at full-time

Goals from Neal Maupay and Adam Webster lifted Brighton & Hove Albion to within six points of sixth place in the Premier League after a dominant display away to strugglers, Watford.

After the game, Graham Potter spoke to the media.

Patience is a virtue

Potter was proud of his sides response and patience against an organised Watford outfit.

“Good reactions when we lost the ball, good patience when we had the ball. We tried to attack, which is not easy against Roy’s teams because they defend well. You have got to be patient and wait for the opportunity to attack. We did that well.”

Half-time readjustments

Potter credited the players for how they adjusted to Watford's half-time changes.

“They were probably disappointed with their first half and changed to a 4-3-3 in the second half. There was a little bit of an adjustment period there and I think that was the time when we didn’t have the same control. But I think our subs helped us and we wrestled it back and then finished the game strongly. Credit to the players.”

On Maupay's goal

Potter was effusive in his praise of Maupay after a sumptuous strike that left Watford's Ben Foster routed to his goal-line and silenced the home crowd.

"It was a fantastic finish from Neal [Maupay]. I was sat down and it wasn't the easiest of views. It looked a really good finish from a nice period of play. You have to wait for the right time to attack. It was a good ball from Tariq and a nice goal."

Onwards and upwards

"We reacted well throughout the game. When we lost the ball we reacted well. We passed it with patience and, when we could, with a purpose. It is not easy. The boys had courage and personality.

"It is nice for the fans to enjoy their day. All we do is go to Old Trafford on Tuesday and to get three points and play well. We are looking forward. We respect the competition and table. We are in a good position. We want more points. This is a hungry group."

Potter is bringing the best out of his squad and with Brighton unbeaten in the Premier League since mid-December, the Seagulls can dare to dream of a bright future.

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