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Brighton defender Antef Tsoungui proud of Cup breakthrough

Brighton defender Antef Tsoungui is delighted with his start to the season.

The 18-year-old started at centre-back against Cardiff City in the Carabao Cup, keeping a clean sheet as Albion ran out 2-0 winners.

“I didn't really think about what we had achieved initially after the game, but once I saw all the messages flashing up saying 'a really young team has beaten Cardiff away', I slowly realised what we had actually done," he told the club's website.

“We didn't concede against a team that had scored eight goals in their previous four games, they were all headers as well and I am not the tallest! So to be able to deal with that pressure was pleasing.

“I learned more in that game than I have in any other 90 minutes I have played in my career so far. I didn't feel tired at the end of the game because of the adrenaline flowing through my body. It was only the next day that I was like 'wow', watching back the highlights and seeing how well we did.

“It was also the next day when I have never felt as sore and mentally drained. It carried onto our next Premier League 2 game five days later. Every step I took I could feel a dead leg and bruises everywhere.

“To have Tsoungui on the back of a shirt though for a professional game was a dream come true. My family were very proud, they've supported me all the way through."


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