Roberto De Zerbi called Brighton’s 6-0 Premier League win over Wolves the ‘best performance of my career’ as the Italian is winning plaudits for his style of football.
The former Benevento, Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk coach took over at Brighton and Hove Albion on September 18 after Graham Potter was poached by Chelsea.
While Potter has since been sacked, De Zerbi has gone from strength to strength, reaching the FA Cup semi-final and losing to Manchester United only on penalties, then today demolishing Wolverhampton Wanderers by a record 6-0 scoreline.
“It was the best performance in my career as a coach. I’m used to watching this level of the game, we scored six goals but if we speak about the level of the play, we are playing a very high level of football,” De Zerbi told Sky Sports UK.
“We have to get used to playing 90 minutes against every team not thinking too much about the result during the game. If we are winning 3-0, we have not changed anything in our head and we have to push again, again, again. This is the most important step for us. When I speak about mentality I’m only focused on that.”
De Zerbi is earning praise from all quarters for not only the style of his football, but also their results, as Brighton are only one point behind Liverpool and have a game in hand.
They are in the running for a place in Europe and achieved the 6-0 triumph despite resting several star names.
Brighton and Hove Albion continue to impress, as they are now one of the top three teams in Europe for average shots on target per game (6.3) and in the top 10 for goals scored (61) this season.