Date: 17th September 2017 at 11:51pm
Written by:

Liam Rosenior has been reflecting on the defeat to Bournemouth at the weekend and he knows Brighton cost themselves with two moments of poor defending on the day.

Heading to Dean Court to face off against Eddie Howe’s boys, Brighton took the lead in the second period through Solly March and it was a deserved lead, but Bournemouth hit back twice with goals from Andrew Surman and Jermain Defoe and Rosenior felt we had switched off at key moments and been punished for it.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media following the game, a disappointed Rosenior explained.

‘We were 1-0 up and in control of the game, hit the bar and had two off the line, but that was a lesson for us. In terms of this level, you can’t switch off for any moment in the game, because people like Jermaine Defoe are going to punish you and we got punished. The overall performance was very positive though, we just have to learn very quickly that you cannot give away cheap goals, and if we deal with that, then we are in for a good season.’

The experienced full back did however know that there were positives that could be taken, but he felt we lost some intensity after taking the lead so he’s now after a winning response when we host Newcastle United next weekend.

‘We were very disciplined from the start and very solid in our structure, and we knew we were going to get chances on the break. It was a fantastic goal from Solly and a great cross from Pascal Gross. For ten minutes after the goal I thought we were in control, but they then scored twice, so fair play to them.’


‘Maybe we felt too comfortable and took our foot off the gas, and you cannot do that playing in the Premier League. We have another home game against Newcastle and hopefully we can kick on again.’

Brighton Bloggers

Join The Vital Debate