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6 July 2016

Albion's defender is full of optimism going into the new season.

Liam Rosenior believes the current Brighton & Hove Albion squad can achieve great things together.
The 31-year-old defender has enjoyed his first year at the club following his arrival last summer, and is impressed by the belief in the Albion dressing room.
He told Seagulls Player HD, “It’s been fantastic and gone very quickly. Time flies when you’re enjoying yourself and the first year for me has been extremely enjoyable.
“We were so close to doing something that I wouldn’t say I predicted, but said that was possible. What is great about being here is that all the lads, staff and everyone, believed in it and we came so close to achieving it.
“As a group, we help each other and we give each other strength. I think there’s a lot of youth in the squad and if we can stay together as a team, we can grow and really achieve something special.
“I’m not just talking about gaining promotion, but being a strong team in this country for a long time to come.”


Rosenior’s desire to play at the highest level remains as strong as ever, and he is confident that the squad has the attributes to mount another promotion challenge.
“You talk about pressure in the last 15 games of the season leading up to the play-offs, and we didn’t lose a game. Everyone said we were going to fold, and that bodes so well for the future.
“I’m 31 now and I still want to play at the highest level. I want the highest pressure because if you get a lot of pressure, it means you’re successful.
“As a group and as a squad, we’ve got the makings of achieving something really special and we need to deal with the pressure that comes with that.”
The full-back highlighted the influence of Chris Hughton during his first 12 months at the club, and explained how important his meticulous preparation is to the side’s chances of success.
“He’s fantastic and I can’t speak highly enough of the manager. His approach is so calm.
“The reason why he can afford to be so calm is that he’s so methodical, so organised in his processes and when you don’t leave a page unturned and you’re prepared for any eventuality, you can be calm and confident in your own ability.
“The manager does that for us and he gives us the information we need every week to go and play. Every session is prepared to the finest detail and it shows in our performances.
“He’s a fantastic person, not just a manager, but a good man as well. He’s someone that I’m learning off all the time and aim to emulate later on in my career.”

Watch the full interview on SeagullsPlayer HD.

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