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14 December 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Lewis Dunk

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk is urging his teammates to prove their resilience following a tricky run of results.

Albion were beaten 2-0 by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley Stadium after a strike in each half from Serge Aurier and Heung-Min Son, and Dunk stressed the need to see out this frustrating run of form.

He said, “We’re going to come up against it in this league. Obviously there are some good sides in this division and we’re going to be up against them every week.

“We need to make sure we have the fight in us to come out of this little run we’re having. It’s going to be tough, but we’ve got to make sure we put it right.

“We’ve got to make sure we win our home games against the teams that could be around us come the end of the season. Obviously Burnley are flying at the moment, we need to stop that and make sure we perform.

“Every game you lose is frustrating, we have to keep working hard and show the character we’ve got in this team.”

Dunk felt the nature of both of Tottenham’s goals was disappointing, but feels the team can be proud of their defensive display.

“We forced them to shoot from the edge of the box and I don’t think they had many clear-cut chances.

“When we came here we knew we were going to play against a Spurs side that would keep a lot of possession with a lot of runners on the ball.

“We defended well overall. They scored from a cross that went in, which was a bit of a killer before half time. We had to regroup at half time and did the same in second half, but they scored again and it was very frustrating.”

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