African players abroad Enock Mwepu disappointed by Brighton Carabao Cup exit

Zambian midfielder Enock Mwepu has said he was disappointed that his Brighton and Hove Albion lost the Carabao Cup match to Leicester City on Wednesday afternoon.

Mwepu scored alongside Adam Webster in regution time which ended 2-2 then missed a post-match penalty as the Foxes prevailed 4-2 at the King Power Stadium.

In reaction via Brighton website, Mwepu said: “Tough one yesterday disappointed not to go through the quarterfinals but we gave everything.. we learn from it and push harder. Thanks to our fans for supporting us.”

Mwepu joined Brighton from Red Bull Salzburg of the Austrian Bundesliga this season.

Brighton manager Graham Potter told the club’s official website that his team performed well despite the loss to Leicester.

Potter said, “I’m really pleased with the performance. The first goal wasn’t great from our perspective and the first 20 minutes were Leicester’s, but we got back into the game, scored a really good equaliser only to then conceded another really poor second.

“But they are a resilient group and were disappointed with both goals. All you can do is respond and they came back into the game well in the second half, full credit to them. We pushed and pushed, got the equaliser and might have scored another goal. Overall it was a really good performance.”

Next, Brighton will have to dust off and face Liverpool on Saturday.

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