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24 November 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Beram Kayal

Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Beram Kayal is eager to add more goals to his game, following his stunning strike for Israel earlier this week.
Kayal scored with a brilliant long-distance effort against Scotland in the Nations League, and feels he has the potential to chip in with more goals for the Seagulls.
He said, “I would be more than happy to have the opportunity to score again on Saturday.
“Sometimes when you play with two central midfielders, you need to sit deeper and give the wide men the freedom to play.
“But every single goal will matter for us. This season I scored via a deflection [against Newcastle United] and for the national team too. I feel like I have the potential to do that.
“My opportunities normally come from the edge of the box, but I remember I had one chance against West Ham United last season when I ran into the box, got the ball, but I slipped.
“This is probably the one chance I had and I needed to score this goal. I perhaps need to be a bit more selfish, because in the past I never thought about the goals.”

Albion will be without Dale Stephens for the visit of Leicester City, and the Israeli highlighted the need to have healthy competition for places in the central midfield positions.
“I want to play regularly and the manager said he wants four midfielders to fight and see who is going to play week in week out.
“Dale is suspended and Davy [Propper] has been out for several weeks, so he wants players to come in and ensure those players who are out won’t be missed.
“I was playing every week and then suffered from a bad injury, so I wondered when I would get back into the team. But you need to be ready to perform for the team when you’re called upon.”

One of those players battling for a central midfield berth is Yves Bissouma, and Kayal wants to help the Malian adapt to the hectic nature of the Premier League.
“He’s a young talent with a very positive future. It’s not easy to come into the Premier League, which is probably one of the toughest leagues in the world.
“He’s getting used to the British style, mentality and the quick reactions you need to play in this league.
“I need to have more of a voice in the game, help him and be more disciplined. For me, I am ready for the challenge and want to play every game for this club.”

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