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7 September 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Albion striker Glenn Murray warms up at Anfield.

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray assessed the team’s opening weeks of the 2018/19 Premier League season, and has been delighted with the reaction shown since the opening-day defeat at Vicarage Road.

The Seagulls have taken four points from matches against Watford, Manchester United, Liverpool and Fulham, and the forward reflected on what has been a mixed bag of results for Chris Hughton’s team.

He said, “After a disappointing start to the season, bouncing back with three good performances, two of which were against the so-called top six, and taking some points - I’m pleased with that.

“We were caught cold against Watford, and we thought they were above par at the time. But after the start they've had - they could be the real deal this season, the surprise package.

“Going to Anfield is quite a daunting task and we gave a very good account of ourselves, kept our shape and worked very hard. We could have taken something towards the end with a bit of luck.

“We took points against Manchester United - so despite the positive performance, the Liverpool result wasn’t as important, because at the end of the day, we need to take points from as many games as possible.”

A number of Albion’s squad have now departed for international duty, and Murray commented on the atmosphere around the training ground, as well as the opportunities such a break provides.

“It’s a little bit strange, the training ground is a bit deserted and a tad quieter. It’s a strange feeling having nothing to work towards at the end of the week.

“But it’s a good time to work on a few things that have been niggling at you, as there are always things that you can improve on.

“Luckily we’ve got three international breaks before Christmas, and it’s just a chance to catch your breath and get ready to go again.”

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