Roberto De Zerbi and the Seagulls hits out as Brighton dealt huge blow ahead of Nottingham Forest’s clash…

NottinghamshireLive as Brighton will be missing Mahmoud Dahoud at the City Ground after the international break.

Brighton will be missing Mahmoud Dahoud when they face Nottingham Forest after the international break.

Dahoud was sent off after stamping on former Reds man Ben Osborn’s Achilles during Brighton’s 1-1 draw against Sheffield United in the Premier League on Sunday. He will now be suspended when the Seagulls face Forest at the City Ground on November 25.

Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi, who was also booked for his touchline antics, did not disagree with the red card shown by John Brooks but said: “I am honest and clear… I don’t like 80 per cent of English referees.

“That isn’t a new opinion. I don’t like them. I don’t like their behaviour on the pitch.

“England is the only country where when there is VAR, you are not sure that the decision is right. In other countries, you have to be sure 100 per cent that the decision taken is right. In England, no, and I am not able to understand.”

De Zerbi is now on his longest run without a league win as Brighton manager, with his side six matches without taking three points.

“We are spending time in an unlucky period,” said the Italian. “I think we have lost four points; two against Fulham and two today.

“There wasn’t a game until the red card. There was only one team on the pitch. Brighton could have won the game two or three nil, but after the red card the game changed.

“After the red card we can say other things but the situation with one player less, we lost order and our style.”

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