“/>Graham Potter, Chief of Brighton and Hove Albion. (Photo by FRANK AUGSTEIN / POOL / AFP via Getty Images)
Brighton and Hove Albion scored Crystal Palace’s goal last night but lost the game 2-1 after Christian Benteke’s win in added time.
Overall, the Seagulls had 75% possession and a remarkable 25 shots on goal, but it ended with a familiar story for Potter and Co. in this campaign.
Some of the attacking stats place Brighton in the top half of the Premier League table, but in terms of the actual table, Potter’s side remains in the relegation picture.
After losing to rivals Palace, Albion are in 16th place, four points above the drop zone, and 13 games left.
Schwarzer and Davies, who appeared on Sky Sports’ soccer show, discussed at length Potter’s style of play.
“I don’t think you (have to play glamorous football), you have to find a balance,” said Schwarzer. “Of course everyone would love to have a fun football game every week.”
“You would love your team to play wonderful, attractive football and get praised for how wonderful you are, but the point is to put the ball in the back of the net.
“Everyone loves talking about Brighton, but look at the precarious position they’re in and that’s just because they didn’t have the edge or the ability to put the ball in the back of the net, whatever how much possession they have. ”had.
“Palace, they all have options to be more offensive and up front and sometimes you can criticize them for being a little too defensive but Roy trains his teams, they work very hard and are very hard to break.
“If you can do this every week and take your chances like you did last night, ultimately it matters where you end up on the table.”
Davies, who now plays in Derby County, showed a little more sympathy for the philosophy of Brighton and Potter, referring to the 1-0 win at Liverpool a few weeks ago.
He added: “It’s hard to say because they recently beat Liverpool and they played really well in Liverpool.
“If we criticize them for losing this game to Palace when they went down the same path and beat Liverpool, it’s easy for us to sit here and say that.”
“Personally, I think if you perform well frequently you should get results to show it, but this difficult part of the season is all about getting results.
“If we take Palace as an example, it is tremendous for them to work this out yesterday and get a win.
“If you want to compare yourself to a contrasting style – Hodgson, whose team is pretty defensive and counterattacking a Potter team who want to move the ball really well and try to play all that beautiful football, Palace ends up sitting up nine points above in the table.
“You’d rather be in Palaces shoes for the table, but I fully understand that if you’re building a project and what you wanted to do with Graham Potter, maybe you have to build on a football game foundation, then eventually you are me will be able to be the team that steps into the top half. “