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3 September 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Pascal Gross

Brighton & Hove Albion forward Pascal Gross says he is quickly adjusting to the more physical nature of the Premier League, following his summer switch from Ingolstadt.

The German appeared in all three of Albion’s games in August, and explained the differences between playing in England’s top flight as opposed to the Bundesliga.

He said, “The first few games have been very hard and we were against big teams. We had big opponents, but we played better in the third game against Watford, in a game that we should’ve won.

“Right now we have one point and we have to take more going forward, but we will keep going and try our best.

“It’s different to the Bundesliga because it’s more physical and the referees don’t whistle so often. In Germany, it’s easier to get free-kicks and the referees will let more stuff go here.

“You have to learn fast and get used to the English mentality. That’s what I want to do and I train hard to improve every day.”

Up next is the visit of West Bromwich Albion to the Amex, and Gross says gaining a first league victory of the season is vital.

“It’s a very important game, especially as we’re at home. We are in good shape and need to get our first win at home, and for our fans too.

“It’s vital that we have a good total of points from our first six games, and it’s important to get that winning feeling.

“Defensively we’ve done a good job, but we have to improve offensively and this is what we’re working on at the moment.

“We played well in the Watford game before they had a man sent off; we had some very good chances and hit the post twice. We know that we have what it takes to win games in this league.”

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