But Roberto De Zerbi is under no illusions about the task ahead of his side when they visit Manchester City.
The Seagulls head coach said: “For me they are the best team in the Premier League and one of the best in Europe.
“You have to defend with the utmost concentration and go into duels with concentration, but you also have to try to attack.
“We will definitely try to play with the same mentality. After I don’t know the result – but we will leave Brighton to play the same style.”
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) October 21, 2022
He added: “We want to play well without the ball, but I want the ball.
“I want to try to attack, shoot, score.”
He then asked the reporter, “No? You do not believe?”
De Zerbi insisted he was very happy with Albion’s game, but he is reluctant to speak so after four games without a win and three without a goal.
He added: “We need to improve in the last 20 meters but I don’t want that to be the only problem.
“We showed good quality of play and we had chances to score in the last two games. We have to keep playing with this quality. We must not forget our path and our style.
“We can’t just change our idea depending on the result. We have to follow our idea, our path and maybe if we find one more goal we can change the season.
“I don’t want to change too much because I like the players and this way of playing off the ball. With the ball I’m working on changing some things, I’m thinking about the positions on the pitch.
“But it’s difficult to talk about those four games because I have my vision.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/sport/23067763.roberto-de-zerbi-ready-manchester-city-v-brighton/?ref=rss Roberto De Zerbi ready for Manchester City against Brighton