Chris Hughton guarded against complacency

Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton says the biggest challenge going forward is guarding against complacency.

Monday, 31st December 2018, 3:46 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 11:20 am
Chris Hughton. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

The Seagulls sit 13th in the Premier League after 20 games, ten points clear of the bottom three.

Hughton celebrated his fourth anniversary as Albion boss yesterday and asked about the biggest challenge moving forward, he said: "Always the biggest challenge is complacency. The easiest part and comfortable part is we are faced every single game with hard opposition.

"As regards guarding against any type of complacency, there's that reminder every single game we play that if we don't play at a particular level, we can be beaten and against many of these teams you can get beat quite big. That reminder is there for us.

"We are still in our second season in this division, still the aim has to be to make sure we maintain Premier League status and allow ourselves to develop and grow as a club.

"We have worked very hard to be where we are now and we have to be respectful of every single game that we have is a difficult one.

"There will be bigger teams than us, with more experience than us, that have found it difficult.

"There are so many reminders there about any type of complacency and we could make life very hard for ourselves."

Albion travel to West Ham tomorrow afternoon on the back of four points from home games with Arsenal and Everton.