Brighton manager Chris Hughton praised League Two opponents Barnet after his side squeezed into the third round of the Carabao Cup this evening.
James Tilley's 53rd-minute strike was all that separated the sides as Albion recorded their first win of the season.
Hughton made 11 changes to the starting line-up from Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Leicester and speaking afterwards said: "It was a tough game and credit to Barnet, they were very well organised and made it very difficult for us.
"As regards work ethic and desire to win, I thought we were very positive on the ball and moved the ball very well. What I have to be very conscious of is I've got a lot of players out there that haven't played so much football of late.
"Although they played a fair bit in pre-season, there are a lot out there who hadn't played so much football."
Hughton praised midfielder Jayson Molumby, who made his debut and said: "I was really delighted with him in midfield. It was his senior debut today, so really pleased for him and James Tilley too."
On match-winner Tilley, Hughton said: "There's no doubt he's a player that has nice ability.
"When you play in these type of games and you look at the last ten to 15 minutes when they're marauding down that left-hand side, your game has got to be a more complete game.
Where your not as good going back as you are going forward, there's a responsibility for the team.
"They're the things that over a period of time he's got to make sure to improve on but that's normal with players who you'd call gifted-typed players."
Anthony Knockaert was substitued at half-time but Hughton said it was always the plan to give the winger just 45 minutes.
Barnet head coach Rossi Eames said: "I think we deserved a goal. We had a game plan we stuck to and executed it very well.
"We created many chances which were pleasing and were hard to break down. The only thing that was missing was a goal."