Brighton defender Marc Cucurella was seen in tears after his goal against Manchester United.
The Spaniard, 23, doubled the Seagulls lead on 49 minutes as Ralf Rangnick’s succumbed to a 4-0 thrashing at the Amex. During the celebrations of his goal, Cucurella could clearly be seen crying, as emotions about the occasion overwhelmed him.
Speaking to Sky Sports following the end of the encounter, the former Getafe player opened up about what it meant to him, calling the occasion ‘very special’.
"It is unbelievable" he told the broadcaster. We played really well and we are very happy because we work together, we lost six games in a row."
"This is a present for the fans and the team and the season. Coming here was difficult in the summer, a new league, new country and new language. It is now very exciting for me and my family; when we came, my son was 10 days old. He travelled with me when I changed my city. It is very special."
Cucurella joined Graham Potter's side on a five-year contract in 2021 and he has impressed in his inaugural season at Brighton.
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For United, however, they have now achieved their worst-ever Premier League points total. The northwest side are now unable to beat the 64 points they achieved in the 2013/14 campaign following their loss on the south coast.
Moises Caicedo opened the scoring for Brighton on 15 minutes before Cucurella, Pascal Gross, and Leandro Trossard added further humiliation for Brighton.
The Red Devils have now tasted defeat in their last five Premier League games away from home, marking their longest run since 1981.
After the game, interim boss Ralf Rangnick apologised to the travelling United supporters. "It was a terrible performance," he said. "From the first until the last minute it was not enough; we can only apologise for this performance and a humiliating defeat. [Monday's win over Brentford] was a different game, we just gave too much time and space.
He added: "We were never in a position where we could stop them playing through our lines, We told the players be as compact as they could but we couldn't stop it. I don't think they ignored the gameplan but we weren't able to stop them. We gave them too much space and if you do that against a technically good team like Brighton, you will get punished."
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