Hughton calls for Brighton reaction against Cardiff

BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Bernardo of Brighton & Hove Albion heads clear during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and AFC Bournemouth at American Express Community Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
BRIGHTON, ENGLAND - APRIL 13: Bernardo of Brighton & Hove Albion heads clear during the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and AFC Bournemouth at American Express Community Stadium on April 13, 2019 in Brighton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

The Seagulls were trashed 5-0 by Bournemouth on Saturday, and now they play against one of the weakest teams in the English Premier League.

On Saturday, Brighton and Hove Albion lived a nightmare in the English Premier League.

They got trashed 5-0 by Bournemouth in what coach Chris Hughton has called their worst game of the 2018-2019.

And now, they are set to host Cardiff City at Amex Stadium, in what Hughton hopes will be a good match.

“There won’t be any difficulty in lifting the players,” said Hughton to Sky Sports.

“They’ll want to prove a point on Tuesday, they’ll want to show an attitude that they were disappointed with Saturday.”

“There won’t be one player who hasn’t been through a difficult period on the back of a bad defeat,” he added.

“The only way to turn it around and get the result you want is working as hard as you can and applying yourself as hard as you can.”

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“It’s always about how you respond. You respond because you’re a professional and because you don’t have a choice – this is the game, the ups, and downs of the game,” he said.

“I expect very much a reaction from our players.”

“I don’t think you can look at excuses, there are always other teams who have been through something similar,” Hughton said about the three defeats in a row the team has gotten.

“There will never be any excuses here. If we are on our game, performing well, we have every chance.”