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Brighton boss Graham Potter: Steven Alzate deserved his chance

Brighton boss Graham Potter says Steven Alzate deserved his chance at Newcastle United.

Potter handed Alzate his Premier League debut for the 0-0 draw, and the 21-year-old delivered an eye-catching display, which saw him take home the Sky Sports Man of the Match trophy.

“He's been training with us since day one and hasn't looked out of place," Potter said. “I was tempted to put him in earlier, but he's been biding his time and getting familiar with the group.

“I'm delighted for Steven — it's not so easy to make your Premier League debut, especially here, where it's hostile, but I thought he did really well."

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