De Zerbi on Steele's new contract, winless run and Everton

Roberto de Zerbi has been speaking to the media before Brighton's Premier League match against Everton on Saturday.

Here are the key lines from the news conference:

  • On Jason Steele's new contract, he said: "He's very important on the pitch and off the pitch. He deserved a new contract."

  • He added: "Jason is playing well, he knows very well my idea."

  • De Zerbi said he is lucky to work with players like Steele and added: "I try to help them show their potential, their quality."

  • On going four Premier League games without a win, De Zerbi said: "We are working well but I am not happy about our performances."

  • He added: "We lost three important players but we have to push more and play better. We are conceding too many goals and have to do better."

  • On Everton, he said: "They know their quality, they have good players. We have to be more focused with more match attitude."

  • On if the Toffees are better this season under Dyche, he added: "They have a different energy and style of play. They are very direct, they are a good team."

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