Poyet warns of complacency

Brighton manager Gus Poyet has warned his players against complacency after seeing his side thrash Blackpool 6-1 at the Amex Stadium.

Last Updated: 21/04/13 at 09:10 Post Comment

Gus Poyet: Keen to secure play-off spot before final game of season

Gus Poyet: Keen to secure play-off spot before final game of season

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

The Seagulls can seal a top-six berth against Leeds next week and in doing so avoid any last-day nerves against Wolves.

Will Buckley scored the opener in the ninth minute before Matthew Upson bundled his first Brighton goal over the line.

Andrea Orlandi, David Lopez also found the net and Ashley Barnes scored twice, with an own-goal by Dean Hammond Blackpool's only consolation.

"It's not done yet and we need to keep going. We will want to finish it next week at Leeds and not have it still undecided going into the final game," said Poyet.

"I was hoping when it was 3-0 at half-time that we wouldn't blow it and lose 4-3 because that could have been the end for us.

"But we are looking good. We have momentum at the right time of the season and are still looking fresh, so we have put ourselves in a really strong position."

Brighton extended their unbeaten run in the Championship to seven games and Poyet believes his squad's strength in depth has been crucial to their success this season.

"I had the best bench I have ever had as a manager today," he added.

"When you have the power, quality and experience we had on the bench, win 6-1, and still don't use players like Leonardo Ulloa and Vicente Rodriguez, you know it's a good day.

"The early goal was key because Paul has a very organised team, who have been very difficult to score against in the last six games.

"It was an excellent display. People at home who couldn't get a ticket would have regretted the situation."

More of the games that matter

2 years free Sky Broadband Unlimited for Sky Sports customers

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e doesn't need a caoch. He needs a bus. A bloody big one, that he can park across the goal line. And when he gets one, he can do us a favour and let us know where we can buy one from as well.

HarryBoulton
Rodgers: No defence coach

Y

ou are wrong Per, thats the right way the play. Its everyone elses' fault that it doesnt work.

delboy
Mertesacker urges style change

A

s it's panto season coming soon, let me be the first Oh yes you do

munchie
Rodgers: No defence coach

Footer 365

La Liga: Carlo Ancelotti praises 'professional' Real Madrid after 3-1 Barcelona win

Carlo Ancelotti praised Real Madrid's "unique professionalism" after they came from a goal down to beat Barcelona.

Premier League: Mauricio Pochettino says Alan Pardew deserves more respect

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits it is tough not to feel sorry for Newcastle counterpart Alan Pardew.

La Liga: Luis Enrique stands by Luis Suarez selection after Barcelona defeat

Luis Enrique defended his decision to start Luis Suarez against Real Madrid after his team slumped to a 3-1 defeat.

Mail Box

'Goals Like That Can Make You Pregnant'

Those being sniffy about Erik Lamela's rabona are given short shrift in the afternoon mailbox, where criticism of Brendan Rodgers is smashed out of the park...

Does David De Gea Need Competition?

It would certainly be a good idea to give Victor Valdes a contract, while we have more mails on Brendan Rodgers, Arsene Wenger, the rabona and mailbox gripes...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property