Brighton: Inigo Calderon hopes for boost in League Cup

Inigo Calderon
Calderon has made over 180 appearances for Brighton since joining the club in January 2010

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Inigo Calderon thinks a good performance in Wednesday's League Cup tie at Tottenham could kick-start their season.

The Seagulls are currently on a run of 10 Championship games without a win.

"We are having some problems to get three points in the league and now we have a chance to forget a bit," right-back Calderon, 32, told BBC Sussex.

"If we do something good at Tottenham, I think it will give us a lot of confidence in our game."

Brighton, who are two points above the Championship relegation zone, have beaten Cheltenham Town, Swindon and Burton Albion to reach the fourth round of the League Cup for the first time since 1979-80.

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Brighton's only quarter-final appearance in the League Cup came in 1978-79, when they lost 3-1 away to Nottingham Forest.

Having played Sunderland and Liverpool at the Amex Stadium in the competition in recent years - and welcomed Newcastle and Arsenal in the FA Cup - Calderon is relishing a trip to a top-flight club.

"If we do it against a Premier League side it will be even better. It is the best chance to improve the situation we are in at the moment," continued Caladeron.

"I love to play away. We've played against Sunderland, Liverpool and Arsenal at home but it is not the same.

"We have to make sure we give the fans something back. They want some good performances and it can be the perfect day to change the situation."

Brighton manager Sami Hyypia has urged his side to make the most of what he describes as "a great challenge" for his squad.

"It is a great opportunity for the players; to go to a nice stadium with a full house and show the courage and quality we have," the Finn said.

"We go there with a positive mind and have nothing to lose. We just need to show courage and be bold to play like we can play.

"The are a Premier League side playing at home but we need to try to be on our optimum level. We can make it difficult."

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