Ezequiel Schelotto has urged Albion to remain humble as they climb the “best league in the world”.

The tenth-placed Seagulls aim to move closer to safety by scoring the club’s first ever win at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Their run of 11 points from the last five games has edged them above the Toffees and into the top half.

Now Schelotto believes they must keep the mentality which has got them there from a precarious perch just above the drop zone in mid-January.

The popular right-back told The Argus: “Everton are very strong at home.

“I know they are a great old club who have been in the Premier League for a long, long time.

“To name one player. I know Rooney, an international class player who has won a lot.

“He gives them a lot of experience.

“They have bought a lot of players this season.

“We will go there with the humility which characterises this Brighton team. We are very united, not just those who play but those who are not in the team.

“That reflects well on Brighton.”

Schelotto reported no ill-effects to his clash with Arsenal’s big Bosnian defender Saed Kolasinac but Albion are keeping a close eye on him.

The former Serie A regular has defied the Gunners’ beast from the east as well as freezing weather off the pitch and is still relishing life in what he deems the world’s top league.

Schelotto, previously based in Lisbon, admitted: “The truth is I’m not really a big fan of the cold.

“I come from a country like Argentina which is warm.

“But I’m fine. I haven’t had any problems training and playing.

“There is nothing that has made me suffer too much!

“I’m just very happy to be in the best league in the world.”