Poyet: We're not ready for promotion
Brighton and Hove Albion,
Gus Poyet admitted he was "embarrassed" by Brighton's 6-0 drubbing at West Ham.
Portuguese winger Ricardo Vaz Te started the rout with a quickfire brace before skipper Kevin Nolan added the third. Vaz Te struck again with a superb scissor kick just after the hour mark to complete a sparkling hat-trick. Henri Lansbury deflected Carlton Cole's shot in for number five and Brighton's misery was complete when Gary Dicker put through his own net. Poyet has maintained for most of the season his team are not ready for promotion, and they certainly proved him right. The defeat had echoes of their 6-1 FA Cup drubbing at Liverpool earlier this season, in which they scored three own goals. "We knew how West Ham would start but we didn't deal with it," said Poyet. "The result is embarrassing. I said a few months ago we were not ready and I think Liverpool and West Ham have proved it. I know what I've got to change for next season."