Chris Hughton 'heartbroken' as Brighton lose to Tottenham
"It’s us that got us in this situation, so it’s up to us to get out of it."
Last Updated: 24/04/19 8:44am
Chris Hughton felt heartbroken after watching Brighton concede late against Tottenham - a defeat that sees his team remain in relegation trouble.
Brighton weathered the storm for 88 minutes and looked like holding on for a precious point until Christian Eriksen struck from 25 yards to cruelly deny the Seagulls the chance to move an extra point clear of Cardiff.
Instead, the gap still remains at three points with three games to go.
Their late slip left boss Hughton feeling heartbroken.
"That is very much the feeling at the moment," he said.
"I genuinely felt that we had a little bit of fortune go our way, they hit the woodwork, and you get a feeling that it is going to come, but the longer it went on I thought we were going to hold out.
"If we managed the game a little bit better at the end, we would have got the result we wanted. We're in a pressurised position but it is only us that have put us there.
"We need to take whatever we can from these last two performances and they have been 'better feel' performances for us."
Next up for Brighton is Newcastle at the Amex on Saturday - a game which could have a huge bearing on the relegation scrap as Hughton's men face Arsenal and Manchester City in their final two games.
He added: "It's a pressurised situation but we have put ourselves in it and we have to deal with it. We have an opportunity now at home against Newcastle.
"It's us that got us in this situation, so it's up to us to get out of it."