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PROPPER ADJUSTING WELL

13 September 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Davy Propper

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Davy Propper feels he is adjusting well to English football and highlighted the versatility he hopes to offer the side.
 
The Dutch international has played in a central position for Albion since arriving in the summer compared to a more advanced position for his country, but explained he is adept in both roles.
 
He said, "In the Dutch squad I sometimes play as the number ten, close behind the striker. The last game was perfect for me. It was my first goal in the national team and then I got a second one straight afterwards.
 
 "I think I can play in all the midfield positions. The biggest thing [in the Premier League] is the physicality and how quick you go from front to back.
 
"It takes a couple of weeks. I hope I am there now. I feel good and also feel good about the team. We've made some progress.
 
"It was the same with Dale [Stephens] in the first matches. You don't know how he likes to play, where he wants the ball. Now it's getting better and better."
 
Propper reflected on Saturday’s win over West Bromwich Albion, the Seagulls' first three points as a Premier League club.
 
"That was perfect. The way we played the first half especially was great and gives us confidence for the upcoming games.
 
"It's the same for me. The first games were not the best for me, but I think I've found my place now.
 
"It takes some time. You need to know the players, the style the team play, where I can find my space, and to play together with the team. A few days isn't enough.
 
"The three points were the most important, but the three goals were also a good feeling for the team."
 
The 26-year-old is now settling into his surroundings off the pitch too, and has explored some of the main tourist attractions in the city.
 
 "I've seen the pier and I've been up the i360. It was a great view, and I went up there with my girlfriend’s parents.
 
“Being here is getting better and better, week by week, and we have an apartment now.”


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