Graham Potter claimed that there was “no disgrace” in Brighton’s 5-0 loss to Manchester City.
It has been a difficult few days for Brighton, who lost to champions Liverpool in midweek before having to face last year’s Premier League winners on Saturday.
It did not go to plan, as Man City claimed a 5-0 win at the Amex Stadium. And Brighton boss Potter admitted that their opponents were a level above.
Potter told Sky Sports: “Man City were too good tonight. We were well beaten by the better team.
“First half, we were in it a bit and had a couple of opportunities but they have got players that can hurt you everywhere.
“We are disappointed with how we petered out in the second half but it’s a big ask to play Liverpool and Man City in the space of four days.
“The manner and timing of the second goal was disappointing. To get in at 1-0 having had a few moments was the aim but that was a killer one. We tried to get a foothold but we couldn’t find the answers to them.”
Despite the heavy scoreline, Potter claimed that Brighton will not be the only team to struggle against Man City.
“Better teams than us will find it difficult to live with Man City,” he added. “It’s no disgrace from our perspective but we want to put it to bed as quickly as we can and get as many points as we can from the last three games.
“Our job is to improve our team and players as best we can. We’ve done some things quite well this season but clearly got a lot more to do as well.”