Brighton & Hove Albion new boy Tomer Hemed is aware of the inevitable comparisons with ex-Seagull and fellow former Almeria striker Leo Ulloa - and hopes to emulate the Argentine by spearheading a push for the top six.
Hemed is the second striker to make the switch to Albion from Spanish side Almeria and his main aim is to make a big impact in Chris Hughton’s squad.
He said, “When I came here, I heard about the story of Ulloa and I knew his name from my time at Almeria.
“The players speak about the games he played and I understand that he is a good striker, but I have my own style and I will bring my own qualities.
“I don’t want to compare myself to other strikers. I came here to work hard, do the best I can and make sure everyone at the club is happy with me.
“First of all I am a number nine striker that usually scores all of my goals from inside the area, but I can also play as a number ten behind the striker and create chances for other players.
“This season I am confident that I can play in both roles if and when I am needed to.
“I want to score as many goals as I can, but I can’t promise any numbers. I can promise that I will give more than 100 per cent in every game to help my team win games by scoring goals."
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Hemed’s wants to help the club achieve a top-six finish and make a strong push for promotion - something Ulloa achieved in each of his two seasons with Albion.
“I came here to help the club to win promotion to the Premier League. It’s what everyone in the squad needs to think about from the first day of the season.
“All the players understand that this season needs to be good and that we need to be in the top six places.”