ALBION manager Graham Potter does not believe that his side has been "lucky" with their recent habit of scoring late goals.

Potter has put his team's late heroics are down to having a never-say-die attitude.

French striker Neal Maupay has scored three late equalisers this season.

The first one came against fierce rivals Crystal Palace, when he lobbed goalkeeper Vicente Guaita. The second came with a stunning overhead kick against David Moyes' West Ham.

The most recent equaliser of the three was against Southampton on Saturday when he controlled Jakub Moder's volley and fired past Alex McCarthy in the 98th minute of the match.

The Argus: Brighton and Hove Albion's Neal Maupay scores against SouthamptonBrighton and Hove Albion's Neal Maupay scores against Southampton

Fans of other teams have suggested that Albion have been lucky with their recent exploits, however, Potter is sure that the goals are a reward for his players continuing to create chances no matter what time in the match.

When talking about last-gasp hero Maupay, Potter said: "He doesn't give up and he's got a great mentality.

"He keeps working and he believes in himself.

"He has a similar mentality to the rest of the group in that he believes that another chance will come.

"I always say, the harder you work the luckier you get."

Potter has also suggested that Albion's resilience is the reason behind the late goals and not just luck.

The manager knows that his players need to show patience during a match and to take the opportunity to score when it comes.

The manager said: "These opportunities are coming in the 98th minute and while you could say it is luck, they are happening because we do not give up, we're resilient and we're thinking.

"We just keep on waiting for the next opportunity,"

After two trips away from the Amex Stadium, Albion will now play two home games in a row.

The first of which is against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday and the second is a mid-week game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on December 15.