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Brighton & Hove Albion forward Percy Tau has urged his team to grow since Wednesday’s 1-0 Premier League loss to Manchester City as he also asked for time to improve at his new club.
The South African international finally made his 68-minute Premier League debut against City following two and a half seasons after signing for Brighton before being sent to Belgian clubs for loan periods.
But less than a week after he was called up from Anderlecht as the Seagulls needed new blood in their bid to avoid relegation, Tau appeared in their FA Cup third-round match against Newport Country last Sunday.
Brighton has not tasted victory for nine matches in a row, but Tau believes it is only a matter of time before they start winning matches and also before they do their best.
“It was a difficult match, but we did our best. We tried to create chances, but it was difficult. We have to grow from this, ”Tau told Brighton. website.
“We want to try to create more chances to score, you want those great opportunities in matches, but we didn’t do a lot of them against Manchester City. However, we can take the positives out of this and try to do better on Saturday.
“It was a good game, we did well and it can only get better, it will only be a matter of time before we start to get those wins. I need to adapt to the team and the league. Over time I will improve because I understand the way the coach wants me to play more ”.
Brighton manager Graham Potter was impressed by the former Mamelodi Sundowns star, admitting he witnessed some flashes of brilliance from the player.
He claimed that with the Gaviotas on the defensive while under pressure from City, Tau was limited to putting on his best football.
“I think you got a glimpse of it. Again, it’s a difficult game for a striker because you end up spending a lot of time defending, because you have to defend as a team, ”Potter said according to Times Live.
“That takes away the quality of attack that he has a bit. But at the same time, I thought there were glimpses of what it can do. And it will get better the longer you are with us. He hasn’t been with us for more than a week. So he has a lot of time and we have to help him. “