Ian Holloway wants his Queens Park Rangers team to learn from Brighton after watching his side slip to defeat against the Championship leaders on Friday night.
Rangers were a match for the Premier League bound Seagulls in all but the scoreline at Loftus Road on Friday.
And the manager admitted he was envious of counterpart Chris Hughton.
He said: "If they're the benchmark, we have to look and ask 'how far away from them are we?' We didn't look that far.
"Full credit to Chris and his team and the way they do it, I'm looking with a bit of envy to be fair, they're coming a long, long way, although I'm very pleased with the progress we've made.
"I like to win though and maybe we're not quite there yet."
And Holloway said he would be showing his players the video of the match to see what they could take from Brighton's performance.
"I'm looking at what I'm going to do next year," he said. "I've got some wonderful evidence to show them again, show them what Brighton have done, and how they kept their shape, how they went wide, what they did and what we can do a little bit better.
"At least we're fighting, working our socks off and hopefully the fans are feeling a bit more optimisitic about what they're seeing."