Brighton & Hove Albion defender Lewis Dunk urged his team-mates to be vocal during the final weeks of the Premier League season, starting in tonight’s game against Tottenham Hotspur in north London.
Ahead of making their first visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Dunk stressed how much remaining in the Premier League means to each and every one of the players in Albion’s dressing room.
He said, “It’s our job and every single one of the players wants to be in the Premier League. It’s the best league in the world, so why would you not want to fight to stay in it?
“We have to put the performances in and get the points on the board that keep us safe. We’ll make sure we do that until the end of the season.
“You get those games where you just have to dig in — we were so frustrated when things weren’t going well, but we’ve shown we can react to those disappointments.
“Everyone’s got a voice and everyone needs to use it, especially in times like this. We had a big discussion and that helped, because we went out Saturday and put in a good performance.”
The Seagulls are yet to take points off any of the Premier League’s top six away from home, but Dunk believes the team must approach the remaining matches with no fear and leave everything on the pitch.
“We’ve shown we can perform against the top-six teams, we’ve obviously got three of them left this season and we know it’s going to be tough, but it’s just 11 men on a pitch and whoever turns up and plays better on the day wins the game.
“There’s no advantage for them and no advantage for us. Every game is hard in this league, no matter who you're playing against.
“We can’t just focus on the Newcastle game and think that’s the game we’ve got to win. We have to focus on Tottenham right now, see what happens against them and then we’ll move on.
“We’ve got four opportunities to get points, so we’ll try our hardest in each of those games to get those points.”