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16 December 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Solly March drives forward with the ball against Chelsea.

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Solly March reflected on this afternoon’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea, and believes the team needed to show more quality with their final ball at the Amex Stadium.

The winger found the back of the net in the second half to halve the deficit, but it wasn’t enough to take a share of the spoils despite late pressure from the Seagulls.

He said, “We had nothing to lose. We wanted to get at them and show them that we were better in the second half.

“We did that after the break and we won the half. But at the end of the day it wasn’t good enough, so we’re a bit disappointed.

“I think we looked okay at times, but perhaps we tried forcing it too much with our final ball and when we got into the final third.

“We will work on that for the next game and hopefully we will improve.”

It was March’s first Premier League goal of the season, but the 24-year-old admitted he couldn’t take full pleasure from his second-half strike and felt the team needed to apply more pressure on their opponents.

“It’s nice to be on the scoresheet, but obviously when it comes to nothing it doesn’t really mean anything.

“First half, I think we gave them too much respect. We let them have the ball, but we played much better in the second half.

“Looking back on it, maybe we should have started a bit higher and pressed them a bit more. If we’d done that, we might have got more out of it.”

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