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ROSENIOR'S LIFE-CHANGING AMBITION

7 March 2017

The Albion full-back has returned in time for the promotion run-in.


“I was delighted to be out there and get that first game out of the way. I can now concentrate on playing well and helping the team achieve what it wants to achieve.”
 
“When you’re a footballer, your whole being is about football, it’s what you’ve wanted to do since being a young boy, so when it’s taken away from you, it makes you appreciate that opportunity to do it again.
 
“It’s a physical battle but it’s also a mental battle to keep believing that you can get back. Saturday was a huge stepping stone for me because I know I can do it now.
 
“There were times during my rehab where the physios were telling me ‘it’s a really serious injury and you might not come back the same’.
 
“It means everything [to be back playing again]. Obviously the result wasn’t great on Saturday, but from a personal point of view, you miss that adrenaline.
 
Rosenior made his first-team return against Nottingham Forest on Saturday, and was thrilled to be back after more than six months on the sidelines.
 
“The next game is against Rotherham and it’s hopefully another step towards achieving that dream."
 
“I’m 32 and still a dreamer. These next 11 games are massive, but I can't see it in that way.
 
“No disrespect to the Championship, but when you’re a little boy you want to be looking at your Messis and Ronaldos, playing at Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge and places like that.
 
He said, “It changes your life. I’ve been lucky enough to achieve promotion to the Premier League before and lucky enough to play a lot of games in the Premier League.
 
The 32-year-old gained automatic promotion with Hull City in 2013, and Rosenior is eager to recapture that feeling with the Seagulls this season. Brighton & Hove Albion defender Liam Rosenior revealed how life changing it is to play in the Premier League, and expressed his burning desire to compete alongside the elite of English football once again.
 


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The Seagulls travel to Rotherham United this evening with the Yorkshire side sitting bottom of the league table, but Rosenior stressed how difficult each and every game is in the Championship.
 
“The games are the same. People from the outside can talk about anything - how many games we’ve got, who’s got the easiest run-in - but trust me, every game in this league is difficult.
 
“If you focus on anything else other than the task in hand, that’s when you become unstuck. It doesn’t matter if we’re playing Rotherham, Newcastle or Forest, they all mean three points.
 
“These are the games, where you’re going to Rotherham on a Tuesday night and expected to win, that you have to win if you want to accumulate the points to get promoted.”

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