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14 January 2018

Paul Hazlewood

Brighton & Hove Albion captain Bruno was left frustrated by the nature of both of West Bromwich Albion’s goals, as the side were beaten 2-0 at the Hawthorns yesterday.

Both headers by Johnny Evans and Craig Dawson came via set-pieces, and the Seagulls skipper admits it’s an area where the side need to improve.

He said, “It’s hard to take this defeat, because we conceded from two set-pieces - that’s quite disappointing, especially in games like this where you know it’s going to be tight.

“After both of the goals, we got into the right areas and into the last third, and it’s all about that last pass, assist or shot to score a goal. There are a few things that we need to improve and work on.

“Sometimes you can get obsessed about it and think too much about set-pieces. Last season we were really good at set-pieces, and now it’s time to come back to those standards.

“If you dwell on it, it becomes worse. We know we have a problem there and need to sort it out.”

After facing Chelsea at the Amex next Saturday, the Seagulls face Southampton, West Ham United and Stoke City, and Bruno says it’s vital for the team to show their battling qualities in the coming weeks.

“I don’t think confidence is a problem, the team is showing their personality and we are trying our best to be better than the other side.

“If anyone thought it was going to be easy, they are wrong. We need to be ready to fight.

"It’s massive [next few games] for us because those teams are fighting for the same thing as us. It’s more than just three points at stake.”

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