#sports activities Pascal Gross’ goal-scoring form has inspired Brighton to fly to stunning new heights
Pascal Gross’ goal-scoring form noticed off Leeds and has inspired Brighton to an outstanding begin to the season… however the fourth-placed Seagulls are nonetheless far too wasteful in entrance of aim
- Pascal Gross scored once more as Brighton beat Leeds 1-0 on the Amex on Saturday
- The German has netted three targets in 4 video games to assist Brighton to fourth spot
- Graham Potter insisted Gross is performing on the ‘highest stage of his profession’
- Jesse Marsch selected to direct his frustration in direction of referee Michael Salisbury
Perhaps Pascal Gross ought to present his Brighton team-mates the place the aim is.
The midfielder netted his third in 4 video games to give the Seagulls a 1-0 win over Leeds however Graham Potter’s facet might have been out of sight earlier than half-time.
Creating possibilities and lacking them has develop into a painfully acquainted story on the Amex Stadium. Against Newcastle that they had 13 photographs, seven of which had been heading in the right direction, however scored none. They had the identical downside final season and it was evident once more on Saturday.
Pascal Gross scored his third in 4 video games as Brighton narrowly beat Leeds 1-0 on Saturday
But after Leandro Trossard and Solly March each wasted alternatives created for them by Gross, the 31-year-old confirmed them the way it was performed with the good of finishes from the sting of the field.
Gross has already bettered the 2 targets he acquired final season.
‘Pascal is performing at the highest level of his career,’ Potter stated.
‘It’s down to him having the perspective, the professionalism and the need. The manner he trains and performs. He needs to get each little bit out of his profession and that’s implausible.’
Graham Potter stated Gross’ very good form was down to his ‘perspective, professionalism and need’
Gross’ strike had briefly put Brighton high of the Premier League earlier than Erling Haaland’s 19-minute hat-trick. Potter can’t name on the likes of the Norwegian to end off the possibilities his crew create however with final season’s high scorer Neal Maupay having accomplished a transfer to Everton, he will certainly look to herald one other ahead earlier than the window shuts. Finding a scientific one, nevertheless, will not be straightforward.
‘Apparently we should sign a 20-goal-a-season striker, but there’s two of these within the Premier League. So it’s not so easy.
‘I’m constructive. We have 10 factors from 4 matches and we’re enjoying nicely. But after all in case you’re not two or three nil up then the query comes as a result of our downside has been we haven’t acquired the factors that our performances deserve.’
Brighton bought striker Neal Maupay to Everton for £15m and now appear to lack depth in assault
As for Leeds, they had been surprisingly poor given their strong begin to the season and the boldness they should have taken from final weekend’s 3-0 thrashing of Chelsea.
Jesse Marsch was not comfortable however selected to direct his anger on the referee Michael Salisbury who was officiating simply his fifth top-flight fixture.
Marsch admitted he deserved to be booked for slamming the ball down on the touchline earlier than sarcastically applauding after a call went in opposition to his facet. But the American insisted he’ll at all times struggle his case.
Leeds supervisor Jesse Marsch directed his frustration in direction of match official Michael Salisbury
‘I thought my behaviour at that point deserved the yellow card,’ Marsch stated. ‘But when you don’t consider that you simply’re getting a efficiency out of the referee you’ve two choices: sit there and take it or to escalate your behaviour to attempt to make a degree to see in case you can have an effect on the way in which selections are getting made.
‘Sometimes it works for you, sometimes it works against you. But I’ll by no means be a man that simply sits there and takes it.
‘We had him [Salisbury] as the fourth official against Chelsea and I like his demeanour.
‘I just think he didn’t have the perfect efficiency. But our efficiency wasn’t good both.’