Brighton boss Graham Potter says his side are heading in the right direction despite conceding a late equaliser against Burnley on Saturday.
The Seagulls have not managed to win at home in the Premier League since March, losing five and drawing three of their last eight games at the Amex Stadium.
Such a record looked set to be put to bed when Neal Maupay broke the deadlock in the 51st minute with a superb half volley to give the Seagulls the lead, but they could not hang on for a crucial three points as it finished 1-1.
Burnley’s Republic of Ireland midfielder Jeff Hendrick, who had been told by Clarets boss Sean Dyche he needs to score more, answered the call as he struck from outside the box in the first minute of added time to earn his side a point.
Despite the setback and disappointment, Potter feels his side are on the right track after picking up a fifth point from as many league games this season and refused to be downbeat after the game.
“I think the performances are there. We’d like to improve as well, but again that’s the Premier League with the teams that you’re playing against,” the Seagulls boss said.
“We understand that it is tough. We have to fight for every win and every point and we’ll continue to do that.”
When asked about his message to his players after the late setback, Potter added: “As I said after the Watford game, you can’t get too excited when you win and you can’t get too down when the result doesn’t go your way.
“You’ve got to try and improve and stick together and pick out the game and see which bits you could do well and which bits we could maybe do better. “Newcastle (away next weekend) is a different game altogether as well so we have to be better for that.”11 BUSINESS NUGGETS FROM SUPER EAGLES BRONZE MEDAL TRIUMPH. The content of this ebook will propel you above your competition. DOWNLOAD NOW!!!