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KAYAL: CHARLTON GAME A PERSONAL HIGHLIGHT

23 April 2016

The Albion midfielder looks back at December's reverse fixture and the toughness of the Championship.


Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Beram Kayal is eager to create more happy memories against Charlton and says the reverse fixture at the Amex back in December was among his personal highlights of the season.
 
That day the Seagulls overturned a two-goal deficit to clinch a 3-2 victory late on and the Israeli international feels the match perfectly summed up the squad’s team spirit.
 
He said, “It is a great memory for me. To win the game against Charlton in the fashion we did, coming from behind and scoring two late goals to claim all three points, is something I will remember for a long time. It was one of my best moments at the club so far.
 
“Games like that have typified our hard work this season; it has led us to the position we currently find ourselves in and we want to achieve this dream of promotion, for the club, for the fans and for ourselves.
 
“When Charlton last came to the Amex we started badly and went 2-0 down very quickly, so we know what they are capable of if we are not fully focused from the start.
 
“With all due respect to Charlton, it makes no difference that they have been relegated already, the focus remains on ourselves and our performance.
 
“We know in this league they will still come out fighting and will want to beat us, we just have to keep playing as we have been.”

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Kayal has already won league titles in Scotland and Israel, but the midfielder believes the Championship competition is a lot tougher and brings a different type of pressure.
 
“I won the league a few times with Celtic and Maccabi Haifa, but it never went down to the last few games. I think at Celtic we had the league won by March on one occasion. You had to win every game, a draw is not acceptable.
 
“So the pressure here is very different, because the Championship is such a difficult and competitive league, especially compared to what I have experienced at my previous clubs.
 
“There are no easy games, and the next three are going to be tough, but we are focusing on them one game at a time.
 
“We need to keep the momentum going and go out and win our remaining three fixtures. It is a lot of pressure, but we like the pressure that comes with being in this position.”

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