Brighton & Hove Albion winger Anthony Knockaert believes focusing on the very next game will a crucial attitude to maintain throughout the season, as the team occupy eighth position in the Premier League during the international break.
Knockaert also touched upon the strong feeling of togetherness that continues to run throughout the first-team squad, and understands that nothing substantial has been achieved after just 11 league games.
“But we need to stay focused and not think we’ve done everything already. There are a lot of important games to play - Stoke at home is the next one and we’ll need another great performance.
“We’re not focused on what’s going to happen over the next few games, we’re just focused on the next one and that’s going to be key for us this season.”
The Frenchman claimed his first assist of the season as Albion extended their unbeaten run to four games at Swansea City last time out, and Knockaert believes the rest of the Premier League are starting to take note.
“There’s still a lot of work to do, but it’s good for our confidence to see that we can perform well at this level. We’ve started to get a bit more respect from other teams.
“We’ve shown that we’re tough to play against, but we need to keep playing our way and everything will be alright.”