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

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
Read Next:
Live Commentary: Tottenham 2-0 Brighton - as it happened
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account