The assistant coach remained at the Olympic Stadium on Tuesday evening to take in the Partizan-Real Betis game and felt a 1-0 victory to the Spaniards was a fair reflection of the play.
He did, however, pick out a couple of potential dangers from his scouting mission.
"They are a good side and that goes without saying," reasoned Chris this morning. "On the night though, I would have to say Real Betis always looked like they were going to win and deserved to.
"Partizan play a 4-4-2 system. Ciran Dragan is a good player and plays just off the front. Radovic Srdan up front is very quick, while the team is fairly well organised and they looked a strong side physically.
"I would have to say they didn't create too much but looked threatening in their approach play."
Chris added that victory tonight would be ideal for the team to get on the winning trail as we approach the countdown to the new season.
"We want to win because because we want to get into that winning habit with the season almost upon us, but we have chopped and changed the team around. Not looking for excuses for the results, but we do realise the most important thing is the first game of the season."
Chris Hughton is expecting a tough test from Partizan Belgrade tonight in our second Kappa Cup encounter in Seville.