The French winger praised Albion's players and supporters.
Brighton & Hove Albion winger Anthony Knockaert highlighted the key role his team-mates and the club’s fans have played in him receiving the Sky Bet Championship Player of the Year award last night.
The Frenchman fought off competition from Chris Wood and Dwight Gayle to claim the top prize at the EFL Awards 2017.
He said, “This season has been great for me, but a lot of credit goes to my team-mates who have been unbelievable and given me so much support.
“I thought after my dad passed away that it would be my worst season because it would be so tough for me, but because of this football club I have been able to do it and I give them a lot of credit. I am really delighted.
“I give a lot of credit to the fans too, because I really appreciate what they do for us.
“They are always behind us in a good way, even if things don’t go to plan. They keep believing in us.”
Knockaert reiterated his love for the club and is now desperate to help the Seagulls get over the line and win promotion to the Premier League.
“I feel so much confidence in this team and football club, and it makes things easier when you are happy in your job.
“I think we have a great chance [of going up]. I know what this team is about and I know what we have to do. It’s up to us to do it.”