Brighton & Hove Albion captain Bruno says the side must be ready for the challenge that lies ahead between now and the end of the season.
The defender spoke after Tuesday night’s loss to Cardiff City at the Amex Stadium, and highlighted the need to show strong character for the remaining matches of the campaign.
He said. “It’s a battle for survival and we knew we were in it, the result makes that table even tighter now.
“We have to step up now and be ready for this fight, my role as captain is to try and help the boys in any way I can.
“I was trying to do that before the game tonight [Tuesday] as well, we need to relax and do our best.
“We have a lot of quality in this squad and we have to play our game that we’ve shown in the past this season – we’re in a really big battle but we need to have a clear mind and relax on the field."
Goals in either half from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Sean Morrison respectively gave the Bluebirds victory on a disappointing evening at the Amex, and the Spaniard spoke honestly about the frustrating contest.
“It’s not the result and performance we were looking for – we wanted a win because it was crucial,” he continued.
“It was a game of small details, they’ve scored twice with the only real chances they created, and they were both good goals.
“We were getting in the right areas, but we haven’t scored again, and that’s just how it went.”