Gus Poyet felt this morning that a win at Derby County on Saturday will make Tuesday night's draw against Ipswich satisfying result...
Gus Poyet felt this morning that a win at Derby County on Saturday will make Tuesday night's draw against Ipswich satisfying result.
He told seagulls.co.uk, "It's another tough game and the point we got against Ipswich on Tuesday will be good enough if we win at Derby. We must make that point count against Derby, with all respect to them.
"From what I have seen Derby look fit and like a team that can play at a high tempo. Teams talk about pressing high and making it difficult for the opposition and they have been doing alright when they go in front, so it will be an interesting game.
"They are very different to what they were last season. It looks like a young team with the desire to do well and there will be plenty of things to control.
"We will plan today and tomorrow for the game but there are players who have been playing 90 minutes every game and we cannot train with them too much. We can give them lots of information though."
In contrast to previous seasons, Poyet's side have picked up more points on the road than they have at home so far this campaign, but the Albion boss admitted that he is not precious where the points come from.
"It's the way that the opposition play. Subconsciously when you get a point away you are not that disappointed, so you don't go through every game needing to win. At home, you do need to win and it's a totally different game because of the way we play and the way that the opposition play at the Amex.
"Until now we have been feeling great away from home because of the way that we control the game. For me, it does not matter where the points come from. Points are the same wherever they come from.
"Three points against Palace may give players and fans a different feeling but there is no bonus for winning derby games or games against rivals.
"Most teams in this league play very differently at home than they do away. Neither Birmingham or Ipswich play at home like they did at the Amex.
"There are only a few teams who play the same away as they do at home, Blackpool are one team and probably Middlesbrough too."
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