Chris Hughton concedes that there was room for improvement in the performance against Aston Villa, but was happy with the capture of three vital Premiership points.
Conditions saw to it on Sunday that it was unlikely to be a game for the purist and many would have been fearing the worst when Villa took a second half lead. Chris feels that falling behind forced the team to show its collective character and they were not found wanting in that respect.
"As regards to the performance, we know it could have been better and we know they have got to improve," reasoned Chris.
"Going behind and knowing we had to win the game bought the best out of us and they were a welcome two goals."
Chris agreed that there could have been a nervousness in the team when a goal did not look like coming.
"It is something that you don't so much identify with on the sidelines, but it is a factor that we haven't been scoring goals at home of late.
"What we have become is a side that is difficult to get behind - most of the opportunities for the other teams in recent games have been from distance and none of the teams have really got the other side of us.
"We have become a tighter unit and that is a plus - the next stage is to improve offensively and get in good enough areas to create more chances ourselves."