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BRUNO: TOP OF THE POPS

27 October 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Albion captain Bruno speaks to Premier League Productions.

Brighton & Hove Albion club captain Bruno has revealed that the music in the dressing room before a match is his responsibility.

The defender discussed the range of songs the team listen to in the build-up to a Premier League game, as well as highlighting the winning song that the team have chosen over the last few years. 

He said, “We have a set playlist throughout the season – it’s been on my phone for the last three or four years and we add songs to it when we can, we have a system at the Amex and then it’s on my phone for away matches. 

“Anyone can add a song if it means a lot to them. We’ve got a good group and it’s a nice feel before the matches. 

“When we win matches we always play Sweet Caroline – it’s a nice song and it’s important to us. We sing it together and it’s been with us since the promotion. 

“Personally, I have a few songs that I like to listen to around matches – there’s a few Black-Eyed Peas songs and I have some Spanish music on my playlist as well.

“For me music is all about vibes and making you feel happy to go out on to the pitch and give your best - if it can give you a little boost then that’s great, that’s the most important thing.”

Albion’s second season in the Premier League has begun well, with the side currently occupying 12th place ahead of this afternoon’s game with Wolves at the Amex Stadium, following back-to-back victories over West Ham United and Newcastle United respectively. 

The full-back highlighted the benefit of the club’s work behind the scenes and insisted it was a big factor in the success on the field so far this term.

“For a player it’s really important to have a stable club like this one all the way from top to bottom.

“Everyone has their role in the club and everyone is working towards the same thing and that’s so important because it creates a safe and secure environment. 

“I feel secure in my surroundings at this club. When you see people above you doing the right things it makes you happy – it’s important to see we’re going in the right direction and everyone in this club is doing a great job – it feels special to be part of a club like this.”

If Albion can claim three points this afternoon against the West Midlanders, it would be the first time since 1981 that the club has achieved three consecutive top-flight victories. 

After being with the club for over six years, Bruno reflected Albion's current position in the Premier League and spoke glowingly about the current circumstances they find themselves in.

“To be a player for this club at the moment is special, because this is one of the most important times for this club. 

“We’re in the best league in the world with fantastic facilities and infrastructure and it feels great to represent this football club right now.

“We have a fantastic stadium and it feels so good every time we step out there – we know how tough this league is, so to have the home record we do is great, and we know we have to keep that going and continue enjoying it every day.”

This afternoon’s game with Wolves is AITC'S 'Community Day' and supporters are being encouraged to bring £1 to support the club’s official charity.


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