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Webster proud to work his way to the top

Adam Webster expressed his pride at being able to work his way up through the leagues at a relatively young age, after receiving his Premier League Debut Ball.

By James Hilsum • 17 October 2019

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster with his Premier League Debut Ball.

The 24-year-old received the accolade after making his top-flight bow against Manchester City at the Etihad back in September, and fondly recounted his journey to the top level.

He said, “As a kid, you always dream of playing in the Premier League, so to have done that is brilliant and I want to try and stay here now.

“I’ve experienced quite a lot in my time as a professional and it makes everything worthwhile now that I’m in the Premier League.

“I’ve almost been relegated out of League Two and also played at Conference level with Aldershot, so to now be at this level is brilliant for me and I wouldn’t change the way I've done it.”

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Webster spoke about his Premier League debut in more detail after experiencing a 4-0 defeat to Man City, where despite the result, the Seagulls left the north west with plenty of plaudits after a brave display against the reigning champions.

“I found out that I would be playing a couple of hours before the game. It doesn’t get much tougher than facing Man City in your first match," he revealed. 

“Building up to the game, we had a plan but conceded after a minute. It went against us that way, but we dealt with it well, even though we lost 4-0. We still played to a good level, and it was a great match for me to come into the side.”

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster with Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy.

The defender has managed to break his way into a backline which included a long-established partnership of both Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy, and Webster spoke about the lessons he can continue to learn from the pair going forward. 

“They’ve had a great partnership since they’ve been at the club, and for me it’s about learning from them and ensuring we’re all on the same page.

“The manager helps by making everything so detailed. It gives us that plan to go and perform, which really helps when it comes to the day of a game."

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