Pervis Estupinan has been urged to keep making progress after his best game to date for Albion.
The Ecuador left-back shone as the Seagulls beat Chelsea 4-1 at the Amex.
Compatriot Moises Caicedo says it’s a reward for what he’s shown in training with and without the ball.
Caicedo, who turned 21 yesterday, told The Argus: “The truth is in every game he’s played, he’s shown why he’s here.
“I feel very good for him, very happy because he’s doing really well in games – and midweek too.
“He’s a very dangerous player on that flank, but he also knows how to defend well and I get on well with him.
Head coach Roberto De Zerbi was keen for Estupinan, who arrived from Villarreal in the early part of the season, to show more confidence.
Caicedo’s vote of confidence should help.
After the Chelsea game, De Zerbi said of Estupinan: “He played very well. He has great potential.
“He needs more confidence and if he finds more mental stability in a good way he can become a great player for us but also for the European market.”
Caicedo wants Albion to build on their win over Chelsea after revealing they were particularly motivated to get a first win for De Zerbi.
It came against former Seagulls head coach Graham Potter.
Asked if the Chelsea game had an extra advantage, Caicedo said: “Yes, I think so because for me the challenge was to win again, especially against a big club and a great manager like them and we managed .
“After the game, they (Potter and assistant Bruno) spoke to us and wished us all the best for the future.”
Caicedo said he wasn’t concerned when Chelsea scored right after half-time.
He added: “No, but we knew we needed to focus more.
“We always thought we could score another goal for every mistake.”
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