Brighton & Hove Albion striker Glenn Murray is encouraging his team-mates to show the same levels of resilience in recent weeks in the final two games of the season, starting at Arsenal on Sunday.
Murray looked ahead to a tough end to the season with two games against teams from the top six, and the Seagulls frontman highlighted the importance of being defensively resolute.
He said, “We’re playing two very good sides that are both fighting for very different things. They’re going to be quite feisty games, and we know we’re going to be on the back foot for long periods.
“We’ve got to stop an array of attacking talent. We know it’s going to be difficult, but we’ve got to try and keep that clean sheet and work from that.”
The Albion striker also reiterated the importance of remaining calm ahead of the final two matches of the season, and that the club’s Premier League survival is in the squad’s hands.
“I keep alluding to the fact that it’s in our hands, and that’s pretty much it. We’ve got a squad that’s fighting for one another, and we’ve shown a reaction to when we were slipping down the table to pick up points at Wolves and against Newcastle, as well as almost getting a point at Spurs.
“We’ve shown a reaction to that slump in form, and hopefully we can continue that at the Emirates on Sunday.”
Following a difficult run of form, Murray stressed that nothing needs to be drastically altered and praised the manager for keeping the players grounded.
“We need to continue what we’ve always done here with the manager in charge. Nothing drastically changes too much, whether we go on a seven-game winning run, as we did in the Championship, or whether we go on a seven-match losing streak.
“Nothing ever changes, the atmosphere is very low key and we try not to react to the ebb and flow of results.
“It’s about maintaining what we do day in day out and I’m sure our luck will change on the field.”