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Murray Positive Ahead Of International Break

By Alex Stedman • 01 September 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray believes that the side can head into the upcoming international break in positive sprits after today’s 2-2 draw against Fulham at the Amex Stadium. 

The striker netted a second-half brace as the Seagulls came from two goals down to share the spoils with the west London side, and insisted that the team could be satisfied with their efforts over recent weeks. 

He said, “I think we can go into the international break on a high after today – we had two good performances against Manchester United and Liverpool and then we showed good heart today to get a point.

“We've had a good home run recently and it’s good to keep the run going – we can take some momentum into the next few weeks now after the way we finished the game today. 

“The key to getting back into the game was looking at ourselves at half-time, because we were a little disappointed with the latter stages of the first half.

“At two goals down you’ve got nothing to lose and we threw ourselves at the game to get back into it.” 

Andre Schurrle and Aleksandar Mitrovic had put Slavisa Jokanovic’s men ahead on the south coast before Murray netted from close range and the penalty spot, and he reflected honestly about the entertaining contest. 

“I’m sure it was a good game for the neutral but we’re a little bit disappointed to only come away with a draw. 

“We felt hard done by to be two goals down, given the balance of play, especially with the penalty we missed in the first half at 0-0. 

“We were on the front foot, but Fulham took control from that moment – we then showed some good character to fight back and secure a point.”

The penalty six minutes from time took Murray’s Albion tally to 97 goals, and it followed Marcus Bettinelli’s save from Pascal Gross's penalty in the opening period – the forward looked back on both incidents at the end of the afternoon. 

“Myself and the goalkeeper had a few words but that’s normal before I stepped up – he saved one in the first half, so he was confident. 

“You’ve just got to concentrate on your own job and where you’re going to put it, and thankfully it hit the back of the net for me. 

“The best players in the world miss penalties and I missed some last season - to be honest, Pascal’s was a good save from the goalkeeper in the first half.”

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