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14 May 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Lewis Dunk

Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk put matters into perspective after Sunday’s 4-0 defeat to Liverpool, and reflected on a season of tremendous progress for the side.

Dunk feels the squad can be proud of their efforts throughout the campaign, but admitted it was disappointing to the end the season with a heavy defeat.

He said, “The gaffer spoke to us about the season as a whole after the game. Credit goes to all the lads because we’ve had a great season and that’s the main thing to look at.

“But I’m one of those players who will just focus on Sunday's game and know it wasn’t good enough.

“I thought we were awful. It was a typical end of season game where we had nothing to play for and they did.

“It showed and I was so disappointed walking off the pitch with that feeling.

“But credit to Liverpool, they killed the game off in the first half. We’ve got to push on in the summer and be ready to kick on.”

Despite Sunday’s defeat, Dunk feels the side can be pleased with the way they’ve acquitted themselves overall against the top six, and feels that their home form has been positive.

“You can see what the top six sides can do to you. We managed to get quite a few points off them in the end, after a difficult start against them.

“We’re much more offensive at home and enjoy being on the ball there, but that’s got to be a positive to take.

“We’ve picked up some good points against the top six, but our battle next season will be against the teams in and around us. They’re the ones you have to win.”

The defender also looked ahead to next season and explained that the immediate priority will be top-flight survival again.

"For a team like us, we’ve got to stay in this league first and foremost.

“If we can do it quicker next year then hopefully we can creep up towards mid-table and you never know what can happen.

“We don’t know who’s coming in and out this summer, so we’ll have to see what happens there and be ready to go again.”

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