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21 December 2018

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Pascal Gross wants to replicate the team’s Amex form when they travel to the Vitality Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as the Seagulls look to record a third Premier League away win of the season.

Albion have already matched their total number of away wins from last season, following victories over Newcastle United and Huddersfield Town, and Gross is focused on achieving another positive result against AFC Bournemouth.

He said, “We need to play the same as we do at the Amex. It’s a football pitch and the other pitches are the same, just with a different crowd.

“It effects you a little bit and most teams win more games at home, but we have to try the same style away from home.

“We’ve done it a little bit this season — we’ve had some big wins away from home against teams behind us, but we want to improve every day and every week.”

The Seagulls host Arsenal and Everton following their visit to Bournemouth, and Gross highlighted the importance of viewing every game as an opportunity to pick up points, no matter the level of opponent.

“Every game is important — every game you can win or lose, that’s the Premier League and why everyone loves it. It’s so tight and you never know what’s going to happen.

‘We have a chance on Saturday, but also against Arsenal and Everton at home, we have other chances to win games.

“Last season we showed it’s not easy to play at the Amex, also for the big teams. We need to think from game to game and know that we have a big chance to win.”

Gross will experience his second Christmas in England with the Seagulls, and the German revealed his plans over the festive period and admitted his enjoyment towards the busy schedule of games.

“If I could choose, I would always take home games around Christmas. In Germany we celebrate Christmas on the 24th in the evening.

“My girlfriend and family from Germany will all be here, we’ll have dinner at home, nothing special.

“They’ll all stay over for the game on Boxing Day and against Everton. I’ll have some days over here with the family — it’s nice for me and also nice for them to watch the games.

“I know it’s a busy time and sometimes you have just two days between games. It’s really special, I really like it and I’m looking forward to the games now.”

Fans can watch the midfielder’s full look ahead to Saturday’s game with AFC Bournemouth on Seagulls TV above – and supporters can sign up to the service by clicking here. 

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