Everton v Brighton & Hove Albion: The key points from Chris Hughton's post-match press conference

Chris Hughton. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Chris Hughton. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Chris Hughton was disappointed with all three goals Brighton conceded in their 3-1 defeat at Everton this afternoon. Here's what Albion's boss said in his post-match press conference.

Overview of the match


"I thought we were up against a very good team today, we got ourselves back in the game at 1-1 and we were looking to maybe change a little bit of momentum in the game.


"We needed to come out in the second half much better than what we did.


"We were up against a very good team today who I think will push the top six and we probably made too many errors in the game to come away with something."

Richarlison performance


"My thoughts on Richarlison are no different.


"On the (second) goal it was one we afforded him in the first place. It's a mistake we made. My thoughts now are no different to what they were before.


"When he was at Watford, he was a very good player. He's a very adaptable player and everybody felt his best position was in the wide areas coming in. Now he's looking as big a threat in the forward areas.


"He's got a bright future, he's a young lad and is a very good player."


Manner of goals conceded disappointing?


"Yes it is. You have to do a couple of things when you come here against a team that's in good form.


"You have to keep the ball better and not make mistakes.


"We will analyse all three goals. The first one is from our corner and we would analyse all three and look at them as poor goals.


"We were disappointed with the goals we've conceded but I thought we were up against a very good team today.


"They made life pretty hard for us."

Hoping to continue with the momentum after Lewis Dunk's equaliser?


"I was hoping that was going to carry through to the second half. We needed to use that momentum - it was a good, well-worked goal from us - so I'm really pleased with that and really pleased to get back into the game.


"We then needed to up our level in the second half and I don't think we did."

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