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PROPPER READY FOR ANOTHER GERMAN-INFLUENCED TEAM

9 December 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Davy Propper drives forward against Liverpool at the Amex.

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Davy Propper expects a tough test against Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon, as the Seagulls come up against another side led by a German manager.

Albion were convincingly beaten by Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool last time out, and with David Wagner - Klopp’s former assistant at Borussia Dortmund - in charge of the Terriers, Propper is preparing for a challenging game at the John Smith’s Stadium.

He said, “Liverpool were very dangerous when they took the ball of us - they go quick and have really good attackers.

“That was tough for us - I don’t know if Huddersfield play exactly the same, but it will be a difficult game for sure.

“I hope we play with confidence up there. We’ve drawn a lot of home games, which isn’t bad, but you hope to win the away games.

“We did some tactical training, so I got to know the team better and I know it will be a difficult game, just like every other game in the Premier League.”

The Dutchman has played every minute of Albion’s 15 games in the Premier League so far this campaign, and he believes his performances have improved as he’s learned more about English football.

“It’s been great until now - we lost the last game 5-1 which was a little bit too much, but that has only happened once so far this season.

“I could see after just a few games that the difference is big - especially the intensity. It goes so fast up and down, you don't have the time to relax.

“At the beginning, I struggled a little bit - getting to know the players, teams and competition - but after that it’s got better and better.

“Me and Dale [Stephens] try to close the centre of the pitch, so every attack from them has to go around us. That’s the main thing for us, and Dale is a great player.”


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