Brighton & Hove Albion: How pleased is Adam Webster with Brighton ending their clean sheet drought?

Roberto De Zerbi has brought an attractive style of play to the team, with the club capable of being a big threat to any side on a given day.

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By Karthik Raman | Jan 5, 2024 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

It goes without saying that Brighton & Hove Albion is one of the most attacking sides in the whole of Premier League. Playing out from the back, the team shows no fear against any opponent, home or away. This approach of Brighton has been praised by many since Roberto De Zerbi became the manager of the club. He has brought an attractive style of play to the team, with the club capable of being a big threat to any side on a given day.

However, this aggressive attacking approach also comes with its own issues. Brighton & Hove Albion struggled massively to keep a clean sheet this season. In fact, their first clean sheet of this Premier League campaign came only in their 20th game during the goalless draw at West Ham United. It was a much-needed clean sheet for the club to help build their confidence. Adam Webster, who returned to the side recently from an injury, spoke about his comeback and the crucial clean sheet the club managed in London.

Adam Webster on clean sheet

“I feel really good. I was really enjoying it out there. I didn’t want to come off but cramp in both your calves isn’t ideal! I am really happy, it’s nice to be back. Sometimes when you come back it can take a while to get back in the team and that’s rightly so. You’ve got to build up your fitness, but it was good to get the opportunity to play and to get a clean sheet. That is really pleasing for us – it’s been hanging over our heads a bit. It was a really good performance,” Webster, quoted on the club’s website, said after the match.

He added: “I think if we had won it would have been one of the best performances under the gaffer. We can build from that. We’re not happy with a point at all. You could see there was only one team probably trying to win the game. On another night we might have been a bit more ruthless and clinical and we win it by two or three. The performance as a whole was really good and pleasing.”

Webster spoke about the lead up to his return from injury and how confident he was to play from the start. Besides, the defender also praised his teammates for giving their all even when playing out of position. “It’s funny because last Friday I tried to do the session but I just physically couldn’t do it, I tried but I was ill. The gaffer came over to me and asked if I could play 30 minutes against West Ham, I said ‘no, I want to play 60’,” he explained.

He further added: “I said I was ready even though I hadn’t trained, so the physios were probably having a heart attack! Everyone knows the roles and responsibilities of each position, the players that have come in and are playing out of position do so well and it just goes to show how well we’re coached. We’ve got some fantastic players in the squad.”

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