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Ex-England hero sings Tariq Lamptey’s praises after Brighton loss against Chelsea

Published on: 15 September 2020
Ex-England hero sings Tariq Lamptey’s praises after Brighton loss against Chelsea
Tariq Lamptey

Former England defender Gary Neville is astonished by the performance of Tariq Lamptey in Brighton’s 3-1 loss against Chelsea on matchday one of the Premier League on Monday.

Lamptey impressed down the same flank for the Seagulls despite their home defeat against Chelsea.

The 19-year-old had caught the eye across Brighton's last eight matches after joining from Chelsea in January.

“The performance levels and the demands that are put on the modern day full back are absolutely incredible,' Neville said. 'Not just to defend, but to deliver assists, to deliver goals, match-winning moments.”

'You think of the options now that England have at full back. Reece James, Lamptey, you've got Kyle Walker, (Kieran) Trippier, Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the best players in the world.”

'He (Carragher) once said that no-one wants to grow up to be a Gary Neville! There is a lot of them, he's started a phenomenon!'

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