Leandro Trossard says he can’t wait for the visits of Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Manchester City to the Amex as he prepares for a hectic finale to the season.
The Premier League campaign is due to restart later this month with Albion hosting the Gunners on Saturday June 20 and the midfielder is hungry to hit the ground running in a schedule that will see some of Europe’s biggest clubs visit the Amex.
He said, “There are some big teams coming to the Amex and they are the games I came here to play in.
“They’ll be tough but that challenge is what you live for as a player. The expectation and onus will be on them, but we’ll do our best and it might work well for us without fans against bigger sides.
“We got a great result away to Arsenal back in December and there’s no reason why we can’t do the same on home soil.”
The matches will be played without supporters, and Trossard admitted that will take some time to adapt to.
“It will be different. I’ve been watching games in Germany and you notice straight away how much fans bring to the occasion when they’re not there,” he added.
“I’ve never played in an empty stadium. When you’re the home side it can be something really special when you get the crowd behind you and it can spur you on. We’ll just do our best in the circumstances.”
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Nine games of the season remain and Albion’s last outing was a 0-0 draw away to Wolves at Molineux was back on 7th March.
“Maybe it’ll help us having a bit of a restart,” added Trossard. “We’ve never had so many weeks off, not even in pre-season, so it could work in our favour.
“It’s almost a mini tournament now where we have to give everything. We can start fresh and believe me, everyone’s hungry to play.”