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ROSENIOR EXCITED FOR PRE-SEASON RETURN

20 June 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Liam Rosenior with his team-mates at the Amex.

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Liam Rosenior showed his focus towards achieving success in the club’s debut Premier League season, and is looking forward to seeing his team-mates when they return for training.

Rosenior believes it is important to have a break from football during the summer, but revealed his excitement to get back playing, as the Seagulls take shape ahead of their opening fixture against Manchester City in August.

He said, “It’s been well documented how close everyone is at the club, but to have a break from football and get away from things, it reinvigorates you and makes you look forward to seeing each other again.

“We’ve got a WhatsApp group together - so we speak on that, but everyone is away at the moment and it’s nice to have a break from each other, before we go again.

“Not only have we been a great team at Championship level, we can also go on and push to become a great team at Premier League level, which is the aim of everybody at the club.

“It’s going to be an amazing season and it’s a fantastic way to start the season - at home to one of the biggest clubs in the world with the biggest players - but we don’t want to just settle for that.

“We don’t want to accept defeat in any game, we’ll give everything we’ve got and I’m sure we’ll have a good season if we do that.”

Rosenior also commented on the fewer league fixtures in Albion’s season compared with years gone by, and believes the longer break periods can be used to improve the team’s tactical capabilities.

“It gives us more time to work on the tactical side at the training ground, and that’s going to be very important.

“When you’re playing against these top teams, working on a teams strengths and weaknesses can be the difference between a good result and a poor result.

“It’s great to have the rest, but I’m sure the manager will be working hard with us during that time, and that will certainly help us win football matches.”


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