The right-back opens after his beautiful start to life at American Express Community Stadium
Young man from Brighton & Hove Albion Tariq Lamptey believes manager Graham Cooper played a key role in his early success at American Express Community Stadium.
The 20-year-old from January, who was transferred to the Seagulls, was named among the revelations of the Premier League season due to a series of impressive performances.
He has played in all but three of Brighton’s 14 top games so far so far, scoring one goal and assisting another goal.
“The boss was also a good part of me who got along so well. He will call you or stop and talk around the building to see how you are, he is really good with empathy, ”Lamptey was quoted as saying by his club’s official website.
“You are a person as a player and he understands that well. He always knows what to say and it’s fantastic when you have someone like that with whom you can talk.
“You feel like they’re giving you honest feedback and I’m lucky that coaches like that around me are like that at the club.”
Lamptey, who is connected by Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid, moved from Chelsea, where he developed through the club’s youth ranks and made his Premier League debut last season.
“Personally, it was difficult for me, because I moved here and I lived alone,” the right back explained.
“I was away from my family and I used to see them quite often. I couldn’t do that, but we kept in touch on FaceTime.
“Because of the Covid-19, my friends and family couldn’t get down so much, but all the guys in the locker room were great and helped me every day when I entered the training ground.
“We have a really good group of players both on and off the field. They always check on me how I am, and you can talk to them about anything.
“Over time, I have made great friends and I am really happy to have come to a club where I feel part of the family.
“Everyone who enters group gels. You need that as a young player in a new environment. I’m really grateful to have that and the people who really care about me in Brighton. “
Lamptey’s exploits in England caught the attention of Ghanaian football officials who approached him to break international allegiance.
He was born as a parent from Ghana, England, and currently still qualifies for a higher-level performance in Ghana, despite playing for his country of birth in his youth.