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13 December 2017

Paul Hazlewood

Brighton & Hove Albion captain Bruno says the side have proved they can compete against the Premier League’s top sides, heading into Wednesday night’s match with Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium.

The Seagulls skipper feels not a lot needs to change following back-to-back league defeats, and is confident that Albion can give a good account of themselves against Mauricio Pochettino’s men.

He said, “We can’t look back at just one or two games, we have to keep going. We have to be positive, and we have to focus on the things we can improve or change.

“We know the quality of Tottenham’s players and the system and formation that they play.

“We’re ready. Liverpool was a little bit different, but we’ve shown that we can compete against the big teams. It’s just about the small details and we will take those small details with us.

“We approach every game with the same strong mentality. We need to be positive and play our game, as we did against City and United. We cannot change a lot, it’s about doing the basics which will give us the strength.”

At the age of 37, the Spaniard is oldest player in Albion’s squad, and has enjoyed making the journey to Premier League football since arriving at the club in 2012.

“It’s my sixth season here and I’ve seen the club grow in a good way. It’s been unbelievable and I’ve enjoyed every single step. Even when you have the tough times, you have to go through those times to appreciate where we are now.

“I’m feeling good, but it gets tougher when you get older. My job is to try to be fit and give my best. After that, it’s just about the manager and staff deciding if I am good enough to play in the Premier League.

“Even at 37, you can improve and be better. That’s what I am trying to do, to improve and be better until the last day. That’s my mentality.”

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