Roberto De Zerbi acknowledged that depleted Brighton is losing too many Premier League points after a frustrating goalless draw with Wolves.
At the Amex Stadium, Albion dominated possession, extending their unbeaten home run to a club-record nine top-flight fixtures. This allowed them to climb to seventh place, surpassing Manchester United on goal difference.
However, on Monday evening, the Seagulls, lacking a cutting edge, drew five of those fixtures and a league-high eight matches overall.
Thus, Brighton boss De Zerbi believes that a lengthy injury list and European commitments are affecting his side’s league results.
De Zerbi said: “We have to understand the situation of injuries, we have to understand how much energy we spent in the Europa League, in FA Cup, we have to analyse if we will be lucky or unlucky,” said the Italian, whose side drew 0-0 with West Ham in their previous game.
“In the last two games in the Premier League we have been unlucky because two points after two games with good quality to win the game, we are losing too many points.
De Zerbi added: “We have been unlucky because five draws (at home), for example Sheffield United, Burnley, Fulham and Wolverhampton, we deserved to win all of the games.
“We didn’t play the best game in my time (tonight) but we created a condition to win the game.
“Yes, we made some mistakes in the crucial part of the pitch and for it we didn’t win,” De Zerbi said.