Brighton coach Roberto De Zerbi has confirmed that they have nothing to lose as they seek European qualification next season.
Brighton currently ranks seventh in the English Premier League table, knowing that it suffered a heavy defeat last Monday, by five goals to one against Everton.
Brighton will meet Arsenal next Sunday, at the Emirates Stadium, in the thirty-sixth round.
“We don’t feel pressure because we set our goal higher than usual,” De Zerbe said in remarks published by the English newspaper “The Independent.”
He stressed, “I am not afraid if we do not achieve our goal. You lose when you do not fight, when you do not compete, when you do not try, when you do not set a high goal. If we do not achieve our goal, this does not mean for me to lose.”
And he continued: “If I do not achieve my goal, you will say that I lost my goal, but I have a different vision, I have a different opinion on this matter, it will be impossible to play five matches in 15 days, I think, but it was impossible to achieve qualification for the European League before three.” or four months.--
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He explained: “In the last five matches, we will not have many players and we have to plan step by step, match by match to be ready in every match. I do not cry when there are some players not available to play, we will have 14-15 players, we will be enough.” .
And about the possibility of their former player, Leandro Trossard, participating against them with Arsenal, he said: “He was a great player with us, and he is still like that. Now we have other players. I am proud of my players, and I do not want to talk about players in other teams.”
Regarding Arsenal’s competition for the Premier League title, he said: “They are a great team. I don’t know who will win the title in the end, but we respect them a lot.”
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