Roberto De Zerbi wants to give Albion fans something to cheer about after a frustrated night at the Amex.
The head coach has praised fans for their support of his team so far.
There were some short-lived and mild boos at the end of Tuesday’s 0-0 draw with Nottingham Forest.
This appeared to have stemmed from frustration with the result, as the Seagulls accumulated 19 shots on goal against the team that started the game bottom.
Asked about the reaction, De Zerbi replied: “I’m sorry for the players but also for the fans because it’s very nice to play and work with these fans at Brighton.
“I’m sorry for that last game and Tottenham and I say thank you to them because they are very close to my players and I too.”
Albion’s next chance for home cheer is against Chelsea in a week on Saturday and it looks like Kaoru Mitoma will miss that game.
The Japan winger sat out Forest’s game with an ankle injury and also misses Saturday’s trip against Manchester City.
De Zerbi expects to be out for around two weeks and appeared to downplay any fears about his participation in the World Cup.
The manager was delighted to see Adam Lallana play an hour on Tuesday and with the efforts of Tariq Lamptey replacing him in the eleven if not in terms of position.
Pervis Estupinan was eliminated against Forest while Jan Paul van Hecke returned to the 20.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/23062911.roberto-de-zerbi-wants-give-brighton-fans-win/?ref=rss Roberto De Zerbi aims to give Brighton fans a win