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·27 September 2022

Brighton favourite Virgo: De Zerbi will use attacking tactics

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Brighton favourite Adam Virgo believes new manager Roberto de Zerbi will employ an attacking system.

Virgo, who works as a co-commentator covering Serie A for BT Sport, knows plenty about the former Sassuolo coach.

“The Brighton team has developed over time," Virgo told the club's website. “There was a period where we were probably just trying to stay in games against big teams, but this is where Brighton have evolved and have proven they are more than capable of competing against those big teams consistently, including away from home.

“That comes from belief in the system and ideas the head coach has. Roberto had that at Sassuolo, he made them a stable team. But against the big teams such as AC Milan, Inter and Juventus, they were incredibly competitive. The style of play is really good on the eye. I can see exactly why this appointment ticks so many boxes.

"Sassuolo work with a very similar model and you can see why Brighton identified Roberto as next in line.

“Yes, it's a different league, but seeing the way he performed at Sassuolo is a really good indicator of what he can do. When Roberto was in charge and I knew I was covering his team's games I knew I was going to be entertained and see a good game of football."

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