Brighton manager Chris Hughton urged his side to be smart and stay focused ahead of Tuesday’s Premier League game against Crystal Palace
The Seagulls are looking to build on the momentum gained from Saturday’s 2-1 win at Huddersfield Town.
However, in one of Brighton’s most hotly-contested games of the season, Hughton warned his side to not lose their cool.
“You want a team that’s fired up and knows what this particular game means. It’s normal stuff,” said Hughton, according to Sports Mole.
“Once the game starts you have to treat it as a normal game, a game you have to get right tactically and you have to do all the things well to get what you want.
“If you are too emotional in a game, we’ve been involved in our last three games where either us or our opposition have played with 10 men after a sending off.
“We have to be smart and go about business the right way.
“We have to take into consideration the emotions, the fight and the passion that comes with this type of game but we have to play sensibly.”
The Brighton-Palace game will begin at 20:45 (CET) on Tuesday.