Graham Potter has called for perspective after his Albion team were heavily beaten by Manchester City.

The Seagulls completed their trio of tough home fixtures with a 5-0 defeat.

They offered less resistance than in previous setbacks to Manchester United and Liverpool at the Amex.

Potter admitted it was a tough evening for his side as Raheem Sterling led City with a hat-trick.

And he says they are not safe yet as Aston Villa and Bournemouth prepare to play today.

Albion’s head coach said: “Manchester City were very good.

“In the first half, we were okay. We had a couple of opportunities but you are always on the stretch against them, they have got such quality.

“The second goal is the really disappointing one, I think, from our perspective in terms of the timing and the manner of it, which makes it very difficult.

“Then they have got confidence and the second half wasn’t pleasant for us in terms of an experience.

“Manchester City and Liverpool in four days is a tough ask.

“We weren’t good enough to get anything and Manchester City were much better.

“We still need points. We are still fighting for those. We said after Norwich that that was the case.

“We knew we had a tough week coming up, of course, and it has proven that way with Liverpool and Manchester City. We are still trying to fight for points.

“Today we weren’t able to, weren’t good enough to but we have to put things into perspective as well.

“We’ve got seven points post-lockdown and we have to concentrate on getting as many as we can from the remaining three games.”