Graham Potter thanked his players for their courage in the immediate aftermath of defeat by the champions.

But Albion's head coach will spend the international break plotting an improvement on their point-per-game start to the season.

The Seagulls’ head coach is set to break down in detail his team’s 4-0 reverse at Manchester City to round off the opening group of fixtures of his tenure.

Potter said: “We will reflect on this period of work.

“I said thank you to the players in terms of the effort they have put in, their honesty and their courage to try to do what we have asked them to.

“Now we have to improve, we have to look at what we can do better. Then move forward.”

Asked for his assessment of the opening salvo of league games under his command, Potter said: “I think in terms of performances, I’m delighted.

“Belief is growing with the players but it’s the Premier League.

“We know every game is so, so difficult.

“It’s a home game next after the international break.”

Albion resume Prem action at home to Burnley a week on Saturday but several of their players have reported for international duty.

They include Shane Duffy, who was left out at the Etihad as summer signing Adam Webster made his top-flight debut.

Potter said: “Everyone is different. Everyone brings different attributes and qualities.

“I just felt that it was good for Adam to play in this game.

“Every game is different. We have to look at what the right thing for the team is and today was Adam."