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17 August 2017

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Anthony Knockaert

Brighton & Hove Albion winger Anthony Knockaert said there was only one option in his mind, after he signed a new five-year contract with the club.

Knockaert committed his future to the Seagulls until June 2022, and says the club’s appetite for success was key to him signing a new deal.

He said, “I am delighted and it was an easy decision to make. To be part of the club’s long-term future in the next few years is brilliant.

“This club is very ambitious; we are now looking forward to progressing and the goal is to stay in the Premier League.

“After the season we had last year, it was an easy decision for me to make and it’s brilliant that I’ll be here even longer.

“We have a very good group of people and this club is like a family. I was always clear in my mind that I wanted to stay here, and this new deal proves how committed I am to the club and how committed they are to me.”

The Frenchman says the immediate target for this season is to achieve survival, and that the club can strive for more once their primary objective is achieved.

“The first season will be about staying in this division, and after that you can always look forward and become more ambitious.

“The goal this season is to stay up and that’s what we will try to do. It’s going to be a tough, but we can do it together.

“The fans will always be very important and we need to have a 12th man behind us, like we did against City on Saturday.

“We want them to be like this in every game because we need their support, and that gives us even more motivation.”

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