Sami Hyypia pleased with Brighton & Hove Albion despite League Cup exit

Brighton manager Sami Hyypia during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Rotherham United at The Amex Stadium on October 25, 2014
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Sami Hyypia declares himself pleased with Brighton & Hove Albion following their League Cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Sami Hyypia has declared himself pleased with Brighton & Hove Albion's performance in the League Cup defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.

Goals from Erik Lamela and Harry Kane were enough to send Spurs into the quarter-finals, but Hyypia was pleased with how his players competed at White Hart Lane.

"I couldn't ask for more from the players," the Brighton boss told reporters. "We knew it would be difficult. Tottenham are good team with a lot of good players, even when they make changes.

"We thought we'd be on the defensive side and I'm very happy with the work-rate and effort. Maybe we could have played better through Tottenham's pressing, which was constant, but overall I'm pleased."

Brighton return to action in the Championship against Bournemouth on Saturday.

Mauricio Pochettino the Spurs manager directs his players during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at Boleyn Ground on August 16, 2014
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