Albion's frontman feels he still has a point to prove in the top flight.
Brighton and Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray believes he has unfinished business at Premier League level, as the leading marksman aims to fire the Seagulls to promotion.
Murray scored a hat-trick against Norwich City last weekend to stretch his tally to nine goals this season, and backs himself to make the cut in England’s top flight.
He said, ”As a professional footballer, you've got to believe in yourself - at any level. As soon as you stop believing, there’s no point pulling the shirt on anymore.
"I believe if we did get to the Premier League, I could still score goals at that level and I think my record stands up with previous clubs I've been at.
"It may happen, I would like it to happen, but if it doesn’t, it's just one of those things. I just want to enjoy my football at whatever club and whatever level it is.”
The 33-year-old praised the club’s wealth of wide options this season, and highlighted the importance of their contribution to his own performances.
“It’s been brilliant and was part of the reason why I came back to the club. I looked at the supply line and knew I needed wingers to help me play my best and make me look good.
“That was my first port of call when I looked at signing for Brighton, we’ve got an abundance of good wingers and Solly’s [March] coming back as well, which is brilliant for us.
“We’ve got more than what I’ve ever had at any other club, there’s four or five wingers fighting for two positions, which is a fantastic position for us to be in.
“You see the quality of some of the crosses and how easily Anthony [Knockaert] goes past people, it’s a pleasure to watch at times and I’m sure he’ll be able to do that in the Premier League.”
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Murray is pleased with Albion’s positive start to the season, but is happy for Newcastle United to receive all the attention as they lead the Sky Bet Championship early on.
“I think it is brilliant news that Newcastle are favourites. They’ve got all the pressure. They are probably the biggest spenders in the division.
“They’re arguably the biggest club in the division and top of the league at the minute, so why not make them favourites? As long as we just keep doing what we’re doing down here.
“We don’t want too much attention. As long as we keep going about our business as we are, I’ll be quite happy.”
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