The Brighton manager Gus Poyet has seen his team go through a sticky patch a few months ago, as they were in real danger of missing out on the play-offs position. However, recent improvement in form has meant that they have climbed back into the top six of the table.
One of the main reasons for their recent form has been the striker Leonardo Ulloa, who scored a hat-trick in the recent match against Huddersfield Town. Ulloa arrived at the club in January and has already scored five goals in just seven matches. The manager Poyet has said that he is extremely delighted for the 26-year-old, who is on top form.
Poyet has said that it is difficult for any player coming to the English football to adapt immediately, and it is especially hard for the South Americans. The Argentine striker has also arrived in the middle of the season, which is even more difficult. The 26-year-old was signed for around £ 2 million from Spanish club Almeria, who are currently playing in the second division. Ulloa’s hat-trick for the club is also the first that has been seen at the Amex Stadium. Poyet has also praised his movement, heading abilities, and the ability to link up with others.
“I am delighted for him because the fitness side has been difficult for him. It is difficult for any player to come to England in the middle of the season and get the pace of the game. For a striker to score three so early in his career in England is fantastic. We need to make sure we keep him there. With him scoring goals, it’s easier. The fans now know why he is here,” said the Brighton manager. The club’s last defeat was almost a month ago against Sheffield United.