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MURRAY HAILS 'MODEL PROFESSIONAL' BRUNO

1 November 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Glenn Murray and Bruno embrace after winning at the London Stadium.

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray highlighted the excellent professionalism of club captain Bruno, after the Spaniard reached his 200th appearance for the club on Sunday.

The 37-year-old, who’s in his sixth season with the Seagulls, reached the milestone in the 1-1 draw against Southampton, and Murray, who’s three years Bruno’s junior, applauded the skipper.

He said, “He’s been fantastic. I watched from afar when I wasn’t here and he’s a model professional. I was impressed with him when I re-signed and it’s a pleasure to play alongside him.

“Funnily enough, he’s somebody that I look up to. Every day he’s on it in training, he’s extremely professional and it doesn't surprise me that he’s still doing the business at his age.”

Murray’s third goal of the season cancelled out Steven Davis’s early opener at the Amex over the weekend, and after a disappointing first half, the forward was pleased with the reaction after the break.

“The main lesson we’ve got to learn is the first goal is so important, and to give that away at home is disappointing.

“It was one of those that loops over the wall and it’s a standstill moment. Unfortunately for us, a Southampton player reacted first and fair play to them.

“He [Chris Hughton] didn’t need to say much [at half-time], we knew that as a group we hadn’t been up to what we should have been. We knew we had to get better to earn some points from the game.

"It was important we scored early in the second half and pushed for the win. But we couldn't get the second goal and I felt a draw was probably a fair result.”

Just like it did at the London Stadium, the Gross-Murray partnership came up trumps for the Seagulls again, and Sunday’s goalscorer praised the German for his impressive passing ability.

“It was a fantastic cross from Pascal [Gross] and I managed to find the top corner. It seemed to take a while to drop in and I thought the keeper was going to claw it out.

"I know that when Pascal gets it anywhere in the vicinity of the box, I've just got to try and make a run and find space, and more often than not it falls somewhere around me.

"Pascal is fantastic and makes my job a hell of a lot easier. But it’s not only him, it’s also the wingers. They supply me, as well as the man behind me, and long may it continue.”


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