The Albion boss spoke at yesterday's promotion parade.
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton was full of admiration for the incredible turnout at yesterday’s promotion parade.
Thousands of fans packed the parade route and at Hove Lawns, where the Albion squad took to the stage for the promotion celebrations.
Hughton said, “We were aware there was going to be a very big crowd but it was outstanding stuff.
“We have a group of players who have achieved something special this season, and they’ve achieved it because they’ve shown that motivation and desperation to go one better than last season.
“This is about the city because not all of these people come to the games, but they’re all Brighton supporters and they all support the club and the city. This is a real appreciation of what this group of players have done.”
Hughton also recalled parades during his time as a player at Tottenham Hotspur, before paying tribute to the backing from everyone at the club after an historic season.
“I’ve been at the front end of the bus as a player with some of my achievements at Tottenham winning cups, and this is right up there - I know what they [the Albion players] are going through.
“I have to try and be a little bit calmer because for me it’s about looking at the bigger picture.
“I’ve had incredible support from the owner, a CEO, board of directors and backroom staff and none of this has been possible without them. The supporters have liked what they have seen and have shown their appreciation.”