Brighton progress pleases Poyet

The Seagulls concluded their tour of Spain with a goalless draw

against Cordoba on Saturday. The Uruguayan coach has identified key

areas of improvement that will help the team enjoy a successful

season in the Championship. “We were talking after the game and we

saw players who have been with us for a couple of years and they

are totally different players,” Poyet told the club’s official

website. “They really understand the game and that’s very pleasing

for me to see as a manager. “Cordoba were good at pressing us and

we came unstuck a little bit last season when teams were pressing

us high up the pitch. “We have been working on that and here we did

things very well and we’re learning for the future in the

Championship. “Now teams have got to be careful because we have

another option in playing long. There are big decisions for the

opposition. “It’s good that we didn’t concede because that was the

aim. I asked the players to do the basics and that’s what they did.

“We were slightly the better side but it’s football and if you

don’t score you don’t win games.”