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11 May 2017

The Spaniard reflected on Albion's promotion-winning campaign.

Brighton & Hove Albion captain Bruno admitted his frustration at narrowly missing out on winning the Sky Bet Championship title, but insists the achievement of reaching the Premier League was always the main focus.

The Seagulls finished one point behind champions Newcastle United after drawing 1-1 with Aston Villa on the final day of the season, and although Bruno was disappointed, he urged his team-mates to remember their historic feat.

“It’s such a shame. We had three chances to be champions and we didn’t manage it. It is so, so cruel that they score right at the end with ten men.

“What happened has left a bitter taste in the mouth, but we’ll also realise that we’ve had a spectacular season.

“We’ve been working week after week for two years to win promotion, so we’ll evaluate what we’ve done and put it into context.”

Albion conceded in the dying stages of last Sunday’s game at Villa Park, with Jack Grealish beating David Stockdale in the 89th minute, and Bruno praised Albion’s goalkeeper for having a fantastic season.

“We didn’t deserve to leave [Villa Park] feeling like this, but in the tough times, you have to be by the side of your team-mates.

"They are difficult moments. Stocko didn’t deserve this at all. He’s had an incredible season for us.”

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