The Albion captain reacts to signing a new deal.
Brighton & Hove Albion captain Bruno is delighted to have signed a contract extension with the club, and highlighted his family’s love for the city they moved to back in 2012.
The 36-year-old put pen to paper on a one-year extension to his contract, taking him into June 2018, and Bruno expressed his happiness at extending his stay with the Seagulls.
He said, “It feels really good. I’m really happy because the club thinks I deserve a new deal, and I’m really happy for my family as well, because they’re settled in Brighton & Hove.
“There are a lot of things that make living here very special. Since the first day we’ve really enjoyed the city and it’s atmosphere.
“My kids have really enjoyed the experience and it would be very tough to move them away from England.”
The Spaniard reflected on the highs and lows from his five seasons playing for the club, and also revealed his pride in captaining Albion’s promotion-chasing side this season.
“From the first official game, which was at Hull, we lost but it was a special game, to my first goal for Brighton and the bad experience with the play-offs.
“There’s been a nice mix of good and bad experiences, and I’m always trying to learn from every one.
“It’s so special [being captain]. When I first came, I couldn’t speak any English and I was a new player at a big club that’s growing very quick.
“I try to always lead my team-mates, but to always be the first player in front of my team-mates, it means a lot to me and I’m enjoying the experience.”
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With the Seagulls sitting second in the Sky Bet Championship and chasing a place in the Premier League, Bruno believes that reaching the top flight of English football would be his biggest accomplishment.
“I always try to be focused on my job and do it in the best way possible. The main thing is to get to the Premier League, which is what everyone at the club deserves.
“It would be my top achievement. I’m really happy with my career because I’ve achieved great things, playing in the Champions League and La Liga.
“But when I came to Brighton, we were in one position and now we’re much stronger. We’ve grown up together and for me, it’s not just about the club but also the city, fans and everything around, it would very special.”
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