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Nottingham Forest manager Nuno Espirito Santo addresses the accusation that someone is trying to undermine his team following the controversy surrounding VAR during the match against Brighton.

Brighton recovered from their humiliating defeat against Roma in Europe by narrowly winning 1-0 in the Premier League against Nottingham Forest, who are in danger of being relegated.

Albion came back to the Amex Stadium after a devastating 4-0 defeat in Rome, putting their first Europa League campaign in a critical situation.

However, Andrew Omobamidele’s own goal in the first half allowed the Seagulls to return to their winning streak before their second leg match against the Serie A club in Sussex on Thursday.

Roberto De Zerbi’s team achieved a victory that was not very persuasive, but it let them end a streak of three matches without a win in the highest division and move up to eighth place in the standings.

Forest, who performed strongly in the second half, felt unjustly treated when Brighton midfielder Jakub Moder escaped a red card in the 67th minute for a reckless challenge on Neco Williams.

“The card is red,” stated Nuno Espirito Santo, manager of Nottingham Forest. “Week after week, I make an effort to avoid it, but when I return to the dressing room and observe us, I perceive us as individuals who exhibit professionalism consistently.” Continuously, week after week. What is happening? Is someone attempting to undermine us? We have received apologies from the referees for their faults. The VAR system halts the game due to a blatant foul deserving a red card. It occurs on a weekly basis. That is sufficient.

“We have reached a juncture where we strive to comprehend rather than pass judgment on them, as their grievous errors have resulted in the loss of points for us.” Upon entering the dressing room, you assert, “Let us persist,” however, it becomes evident that the current efforts are sufficient. We desire improved decision-making.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s team maintained a slim three-point lead above the relegation zone, despite Divock Origi failing to capitalize on their most promising opportunity during a wet Sunday afternoon match on the southern coast.

Roberto De Zerbi, the manager of Albion, expressed satisfaction with the determination displayed by his players following their defeat in Rome.

“We have endured significant hardship and continue to experience it since Thursday evening, but we have demonstrated an exceptional response.” Given the caliber of players in this group, I had complete confidence and was not surprised. This victory was a crucial response following three consecutive losses. Significant.

“Maintaining a favorable position in the table is crucial.” We possess the vigor and determination to strive for another exceptional outcome in this season. This season, we are encountering numerous challenges and facing various issues throughout our games. However, it is worth noting that the players’ level of human traits is exceptionally high.

“Our current performance is subpar compared to our previous level of play, primarily due to our compromised physical condition and limited roster size.” The players’ performance has left me deeply disappointed and concerned, given we are currently experiencing significant hardship.

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