Yves Bissouma has called for Albion to up their game again – on and off the pitch.

The Mali international declined to talk about his personal performances in the league or at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final.

But he wants a step up again after the 1-0 defeat to Manchester City, when the Seagulls were cheered on by 35,000 fans.

Bissouma said: “We are going to concentrate on the league now because that is all there is.

“I think we will be working twice as hard now and will be twice as focused because we all have that target – to stay in the Premier League.

“We will be working all week, at training, and giving ourselves every chance of winning as many games as we can.

“The fans were there. A big thanks to them and it’s a shame about the defeat.

“Of course, we always need them. It is really important for us. It’s the 12th man, as we say, and we need them on Saturday.”

Albion’s form has been indifferent in the league of late but Bissouma said that does not need to be a worry.

He added: “It’s okay. It’s football, that happens. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose.

“The most important thing is to stay concentrated, be solid and be working hard and that is what this group does.

“The next matches we will give us a chance to win as many points as we can.”

Bissouma believes Albion go into the league match against Bournemouth on the back of a good display at Wembley.

He said: “We were disappointed by the defeat because we wanted to get in the final.

“I think I should talk more about the team than me because we tried to play a good match collectively.

“We played well. We didn’t have that luck of going through.

“Man City are a big club who played well and also deserve to be the final.”