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18 April 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Anthony Knockaert applauds Albion's supporters at the Amex Stadium.

Brighton & Hove Albion winger Anthony Knockaert was delighted to get the reward for a hard-working performance against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night, and praised his team-mates for giving their all.

The Seagulls had to produce a focused display throughout at the Amex Stadium to keep Spurs at bay, and after Pascal Gross levelled from the penalty spot to earn a point, Knockaert expressed his satisfaction.

He said, “The boys in the dressing room are really tired, but that's what it’s all about, putting in a great performance to get something at the end."

"It was a tough game, we knew the quality of Spurs. We knew before the game that we were going to have to put in a good performance and that's exactly what we did. It was a great shift.

"I'm struggling to remember any good chances they had in the game. You saw our team spirit and the quality that we showed. I think we did really well and we deserved the point in the end."

"They've got top players everywhere. They're strong, fast and if we wanted to take something from the game, we needed to give everything.”

Within 18 seconds of going behind to Harry Kane’s goal, the Seagulls were awarded a penalty to level the game, and Knockaert was pleased with the instantaneous reaction from Chris Hughton’s men

"It was important to respond straight away because we knew the longer the game went on, the harder it would be to come back.

“We managed to come back straight away, then after that it was all about staying strong and getting something from the game."

"We're nearly there [Premier League safety], but there's still a job to do. We go to Burnley for our next game and we're going to try and get something there.

“Until it’s done we are going to keep working and try everything we can to be in the Premier League next season."

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