Trossard ready to tackle more of the best

Albion midfielder buoyant ahead of Manchester United clash.

By Alex Stedman • 28 June 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Leandro Trossard takes on the Arsenal defence last Saturday at the Amex.

Leandro Trossard is relishing the opportunity to take on another of the Premier League’s big gunswhen the Seagulls host Manchester United at the Amex on Tuesday evening. 

After a win over Arsenal and a well-earned draw away to Leicester City, Graham Potter’s men are in fine spirits ahead of the clash with the Red Devils. 

Trossard said, “It’s an exciting game to be involved in. Of course we’d like the crowd to be there, but those sorts of games are what you want as a player. 

“You want to challenge yourself against the best, like we have done in our last two matches, and now we have another opportunity to play well again.”

Albion’s performances in their two games since the resumption have not surprised Trossard. 

“The key for us has probably been the belief in ourselves as a group that we can take points off anyone in the division,” he added. 

“The comeback against Arsenal really showed that, we kept going until the last seconds to win the match and it’s proved to be massive for our confidence.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men arrive in good form in the league having also collected four points in their two matches since the resumption.

But Albion will be looking to complete a hat-trick of victories over United in the Premier League at the Amex following 1-0 and 3-2 wins in the two previous seasons.

“The way they’re playing at the moment is very good, there are some big names and their biggest strength is the pace and skill they have in attack.

“One-on-one they can take people on, so it’s a challenge because speed in the modern game is a massive thing.” 

“Aaron Wan-Bissaka has probably been my toughest opponent so far, he has a bit of everything. He is quick, strong and is good on the ball. 

“You think you’ve got away from him and then he can be back on you, but  it’s another chance to test myself against him.”

Last Friday marked Trossard’s one-year anniversary as a Brighton player, and he spoke of his satisfaction with how things have fared since in England his switch from KRC Genk last June. 

He said, “My development has been good, and I’m pleased with how it’s gone until now. 

“You have to adapt to a new country and club and it’s my first time outside of Belgium which is my home country. 

“The matches and the league in England are brilliant, especially the way the supporters generate such an incredible noise - you won’t find supporters like these anywhere else in the world. 

“The team’s form since the restart has made it more enjoyable as well, of course. Now we have to keep it going and I want to play my part.”