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De Zerbi fully focused on the task at Brighton amid Spurs links

Roberto De Zerbi has been mentioned as a possible option for struggling Tottenham after his outstanding first season in the Premier League.

Despite speculation linking him to Tottenham, Roberto De Zerbi is focused on his role at Brighton this season. Brighton strives to make history by securing European qualification.

Brighton is currently in contention for a European spot and is seven points behind fourth-placed Tottenham with three games in hand. De Zerbi has been praised for his impact since succeeding Graham Potter in September. His success has led to him being mentioned as a possible replacement for Antonio Conte at Spurs.

De Zerbi has a ‘dream’ playing in Europe

Asked about those links at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s trip to Leeds United, De Zerbi said: “I have a long contract with Brighton and I’m happy to work here.

“I’m enjoying working with these players, I’m delighted with my players for their performance and I can’t ask for more, it’s a good moment in my life.”

Brighton are currently on an unbeaten streak of five away games. Still, this is currently the joint-longest in the Premier League alongside Brentford.

They have only failed to score once in their 11 away league games this season, which is the fewest number of games any Premier League side has drawn a blank on the road. With Brighton’s exciting style of play, De Zerbi is aware of the potential of their campaign and the race for European qualification.

“We have a dream. but Our players know we can write a new history for the club. This is a nice challenge

“People are speaking about our quality of play, and for that I am proud. But we have to be focused only on the next games. We have a clear target,” he said.

“We have a dream. but Our players know we can write a new history for the club. This is a nice challenge. 

“It will be difficult. We know what we can expect, but now we are able to win. I think now we have a complete squad with many young players, we are stronger.

“We want to arrive in Europe but we have to push and take it game by game. Tomorrow starts a difficult period with three games in a week, but we are ready to fight for our targets.”

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.
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