Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Pascal Gross highlighted his desire to continue providing chances for his team-mates, while also being happy to play numerous roles for the side.
The German, who missed a number of matches through injury last season, was used in multiple positions for the Seagulls last season, and ahead of Albion’s third campaign in the Premier League, he highlighted his willingness to work for the team.
He said, “I think I’ve played in every midfield position during my life. In the first Premier League season, it was the first time I consistently played as a number ten.
“I really enjoyed playing as a number eight last season, when we often played 4-3-3. Every position has something different, and as long as it’s midfield and not goalkeeper or defender, I’m happy to play anywhere!
“I would like to show my quality with goals, assists and set-pieces — creating chances is my game and that’s what I’m working on. It worked really well in the first season and also worked at the end of last season too.
“Every game that I’m on the pitch, I can help the team. I was happy that I was able to help with some goals and assists towards the end, which helped the team stay in the Premier League.”
Under the guidance of new head coach Graham Potter, the Seagulls will look to improve on their 17th-placed finish from last season, and Gross reflected on the season just gone before assessing the side’s new targets.
“It was a difficult situation but I wasn’t scared. As long as it was in our own hands, I was convinced we could do it. I knew they [Cardiff] had a more difficult situation because we had more points than them.
“We fought for a point at Wolves, not really attacking much, but we knew the situation we were in. In the end, we stayed up and that’s the most important thing. Now everyone starts from zero.
“I think we have to collect the points we saved [last season] as quickly as possible, and then after we should sit together and think about the next target.
“If we can get to 40 points and still have games left, then you can think about different things, but first you have to start winning games and do what you need to stay in the Premier League.”