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16 September 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Liam Rosenior

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Liam Rosenior was frustrated not to build some momentum after taking the lead, but highlighted the ruthless nature of the Premier League following last night’s 2-1 defeat to Bournemouth.

Albion were deservedly in front following Solly March’s headed opener ten minutes after the re-start, but left the Vitality Stadium empty handed after strikes from Andrew Surman and Jermaine Defoe.

He said, “We were 1-0 up and in control of the game, hit the bar and had two off the line, but that was a lesson for us.

“In terms of this level, you can't switch off for any moment in the game, because people like Jermaine Defoe are going to punish you and we got punished.

“The overall performance was very positive though, we just have to learn very quickly that you cannot give away cheap goals, and if we deal with that, then we are in for a good season."

The experienced full-back praised the quality shown in Albion’s opening goal, but admitted that Albion lost some of the intensity in their play after going a goal up, and is now targeting a winning response when Newcastle United visit the Amex on Sunday week.

"We were very disciplined from the start and very solid in our structure, and we knew we were going to get chances on the break.

“It was a fantastic goal from Solly and a great cross from Pascal [Gross]. For ten minutes after the goal I thought we were in control, but they then scored twice, so fair play to them.

"Maybe we felt too comfortable and took our foot off the gas, and you cannot do that playing in the Premier League.

“We have another home game against Newcastle and hopefully we can kick on again."

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