Inigo Calderon: Brighton & Hove Albion style will improve

Inigo Calderon

Brighton defender Inigo Calderon believes their style of play will improve under new coach Oscar Garcia.

Garcia took over this summer following the departure of Gus Poyet, who favoured a possession-based game.

Calderon told BBC Sussex: "I think he [Garcia] has the same philosophy more or less - to play pretty football.

"I think it is going to be better as he is adding some new things. You have to learn from everyone and it is like a step forward."

The Seagulls lost their first three games of the season but registered their first win when they beat Birmingham 1-0 last Saturday.

"He has different things and that is why you need some time," right-back Calderon, 31, added.

"At the moment we have only won one game but I think we are going the correct way.

"The last game was quite important for us.

"We have been playing alright but we have to keep winning games."

After their win at St Andrews Garcia described himself as "a strong man" who "passed a war in Tel Aviv" during his time in charge of Maccabi Tel Aviv.

Maccabi's players, including Wales international Robert Earnshaw, had to contend with rocket attacks on the city during the Middle East crisis last year.

Garcia went on to lead the club to the Israeli title and says that experience has made him stronger and helped him to remain calm about Albion's start to the campaign.

"I know how the players were working and we deserved better results in the other games," said Garcia.

"I trust in the players and they have to trust what we are doing and how we are working. They are confident.

"It was only one week that was difficult with rockets [in Tel Aviv].

"You must be strong. We were and we won the championship."