Bobby Zamora admits Brighton frustrations, delivers major relegation verdict

Former Brighton striker Bobby Zamora has backed his old club to drag themselves clear of this season’s relegation battle.

Monday, 8th March 2021, 3:19 pm
Graham Potter, Manager of Brighton. (Photo by Matt Dunham - Pool/Getty Images)

The Seagulls remain outside of the bottom three on goal difference alone after their late defeat to Leicester City on Saturday evening, as well as Fulham’s shock 1-0 win over Liverpool the following afternoon.

Albion haven’t won a league game since they beat the champions at the beginning of February, and have endured a miserable time in front of goal, but Zamora is still optimistic about their survival prospects.

Speaking to Sky Sports News on Monday afternoon, he said: “I’m quite frustrated, really.

"Like Fulham they’ve played a lot of very good football, but they just haven’t converted their chances, and it does worry me, but looking at the bottom of the table and the teams that are in and around there, I think Brighton are playing enough good football that they can get themselves out of it.

"It’s just converting those chances.

"Obviously it was so devastating to concede such a late goal [against Leicester] as well, but I believe Brighton have got enough to stay up as well, for sure.”

Elsewhere in the Premier League over the weekend, fellow strugglers Newcastle United and West Brom played out a 0-0 stalemate at The Hawthorns.

That result leaves the Magpies just one point above the drop zone, while the Baggies are eight points adrift of safety with 10 games left to play.

Brighton's next match is against Southampton on Sunday, with a six-pointer against Newcastle scheduled for the following Saturday.