Davy Propper says Albion's season so far has been split into two different parts.

Albion are 16th in the Premier League, just a point above the relegation zone heading into the visit of Everton this afternoon.

Propper looked back on the season so far and said: “I think it is difficult and a little bit like two different parts.

“The way we play and the points we get, it is a massive difference.

“We have played really well in most of the games, that’s why I think we deserve more points.

“But we have less points at this stage. It is difficult, but we have to keep doing what we do and the points will come.”

The Dutch midfielder also spoke about the difference in the style of play under head-coach Graham Potter.

He said: “We have changed quite a bit, we are a little bit more comfortable on the ball.

“We like to have the ball ourselves and control the game.

“In a lot of the games we have done this very well, but we need to score more and get the points.”

Albion have been accused of playing some rather risky football under Potter.

However, Propper feels that the rewards outweigh the risks.

He said: “We play with a little bit more risk, probably.

“But, if you have the ball, you can control the game a little bit more, you don’t have to defend as much as we are used to.

“That gives us the opportunity to get away from our own goal, so it is not really about a lot of risk.”

Propper is certainly going to have a busy season with club duty with Albion and also international duty with the Netherlands and he outlined what he hopes can happen for both club and country.

He said: “With the country I hope we get to the European Championships of course.

“We are not there yet, but we are close and that is massive because we were in there the last two major tournaments, which is important.

“With the club, we are going in the right direction and it is not there at the moment with our points, but the way we do things now and try to improve every game, we have a real clear strategy.”

The Netherlands have gone through a change in personnel with some big names like Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben and Robin Van Persie all having retired over the last few years.

However, they have started to get back to where they used to be with players like Virgil Van Dijk, Matthijs de Ligt and Frenkie De Jong, who are just some of the Dutch players who have have gone for big money over the last season or two.

Propper feels that the group are quite tight knit.

He said: “We have a new group, before we had some great players in the national team but they retired, so we had to build more as a team not as individuals.

“I think because of the group and their age we are really close together, we know each other and we have become a good team.”

Albion take on Everton at the Amex.

The Seagulls have a good record against Everton in the league at home, being unbeaten in their last two meetings against at the Amex and Propper hopes this can continue.

He said: “Especially at home, we have a good record against them.

“We have to do the same things we did against Villa, not get the red card that is one thing.

“On the other hand we played really well at Villa, we just need to go on with these games and then I am confident that we will get the rewards.”

Propper also spoke about whether the development of youth players is as good in England as is it in the Netherlands.

He said: “Since I came to England, there has not been a lot of youth players who have come through the academy.

“But, this year, we have had two already. There are some who are really close that are out on loan in the Championship or somewhere else.

“They develop the youth over here really well.

“The facilities are here to create a good atmosphere and it’s good to see the young guys are doing really well here.”