Brighton & Hove Albion full-back Bruno highlighted the importance of returning to winning ways against Huddersfield Town, as the team aim to eliminate the threat of relegation.
Albion have struggled to find their form since returning from the international break and Bruno sees tonight's match against an in-form Terriers side as an ideal opportunity to add some much-needed breathing space between themselves and the bottom three.
He told seagulls.co.uk, “We know the importance of the next game – it’s a massive for us because we only have four games left until the end of the season and we need to be safe as soon as possible. It’s a big opportunity and a must win game.
“All of the remaining games are tough but after Tuesday, we go to Wigan and will then play two top teams in the last two games.
“We are focused on doing our job to make sure we are safe. After the game is finished, you will check all the scores but at the moment, we are only thinking about ourselves.”
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The Seagulls have endured a goal drought over the previous three outings and Bruno says the team must unite to relieve the pressure on the club's forward players.
“We are not creating many goals because there is not enough confidence in the team. If you want to win a game, then you need to score and we need a good shape to make sure we don’t concede.
“You cannot just focus on the strikers, because the defenders and midfielders need to provide them with the right balls in the right spaces of the pitch. When we are defending, it’s not just about the back four, it’s about all of the team. But for the strikers it’s tough and there is a lot of pressure on them when you look at the number of goals we’ve scored in the last seven games. The rest of the players will need to help them.”
The defender then revealed his pride at having skippered Albion against Rotherham and has tipped the returning Gordon Greer to play a pivotal role in the remaining four games of the season.
“I felt really proud to do it. I know here in England that it’s really important to be a captain and it’s a big responsibility. I tried to do the best job, but there are a lot of players who can be captain as well.
“Gordon (Greer) has missed the last two games which we’ve lost and he will be an important player for us. He has great experience and is a big personality on the pitch. so it is always good to have him on the field.”
UPCOMING HOME FIXTURES
ALBION V HUDDERSFIELD
TUESDAY 14TH APRIL, KICK-OFF 7.45PM
ALBION V WATFORD
SATURDAY 25TH APRIL, KICK-OFF 12.15PM