Brighton & Hove Albion defender Bruno says that the side head to face Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon full of optimism that they can gain points from the contest.
The Seagulls play their final away game of the campaign in the capital this weekend, and the club captain previewed the clash with Unai Emery’s side confidently.
He said, “We always think we can get something and last week we were very close to a point at Tottenham - we have every intention of getting something at Arsenal on Sunday.
“In life and football, everything is about balance, you can’t go at it like a madman as if there was no tomorrow – you have to go with balance and keep making the right decisions.
“For me, that is essential – every time you have the ball, make the right decision - fans really want us to get forward and I understand things have been difficult, but we need them at our side and we know it is hard when the team doesn’t give you what you are expecting.
“But we cannot forget who we are and where we came from - after the first half [against Newcastle], it was hard for them to be really pleased with us, we knew the only thing they wanted was something from the side and after the goal, they really got behind the team.”
Chris Hughton’s men picked up what could prove to be a vital point last time out when they played out a 1-1 draw with Newcastle United at the Amex, and Bruno spoke of the importance of keeping their composure between now and the season’s end.
“We are in a difficult position where it is hard for players to be calm and express themselves,” he continued.
“We need more quality with the ball, we need that character and personality to want the ball, but we need to take the correct decisions.
“Obviously, right now the main thing is to save ourselves and, from then on, we’ll see - for me, the main thing is to keep the team in the Premier League.”
The Spaniard also reflected honestly on the recent fortunes of the side, highlighting the need to end the campaign strongly in the final two matches.
“For some time, the team hasn’t been performing at the level which it should - we need to finish the season in the Premier League, save ourselves and from there do an in-depth analysis of what we need to improve.
“A lot of things haven’t worked and we as players need to look at ourselves and how we can improve in all aspects - look at the stats, look at the matches, everything.”