Former footballer claims Brighton can qualify for the Champions League

Wright Ferguson

Former footballer and Sky Sports Commentator Alan Smith claims Brighton & Hove Albion can qualify for the Champions League next season

Speaking to Lord Ping, the former Arsenal and Leicester City man answered the question when he was asked wheather Brighton will finish at top-6. His answer was “Yes”.

Answering the question, Smith said :-

“I think that Brighton have a very good chance of qualifying for the Champions League this season if they can maintain their current performance levels.

“We all wondered how they would cope with Moises Caicedo and Alexis Mac Allister leaving, but their absences haven’t had any impact on performances so far.

“They have the confidence and one of the best managers around, so why can’t they qualify for the Champions League?

Smith admired Roberto De Zerbi’s work at the club. He further stated :-

“Under Roberto De Zerbi, Brighton have shown this season that they can rotate players and still get results.

“They are everything that Chelsea aren’t. Everyone associated with the club from the pitch to the upper management know exactly what they’re doing.”

“On the pitch, they play a wonderful brand of football that is really difficult to stop.”

“There could very well be an opportunity for Brighton to get into that top four. They are everyone’s second team, aren’t they?

“I think everyone enjoys seeing the big boys getting taught a lesson by a smaller team and Brighton are doing that at the moment.”

With some stunning performance in last couple of campaigns, Brighton are currently one of the most exciting teams in the Premier League currently.

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