Bruno believes that Graham Potter has given Albion the bravery and belief to beat any team in the Premier League.
Of the eight sides that finished above us last season, we only failed to take points off champions Manchester City, while we enjoyed notable victories against Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United.
“Graham has brought that mentality of what you do now can make the difference and impact how good you can be,” Bruno said. “The players just focus on the next action and what they can do well, not on who the opponent is. We’re not of the mindset ‘oh, we’re playing against Chelsea, we have to change the way we play’, we’re brave, we want to press high and affect the game.
“That gives belief to the players that they can win. We have shown that we can beat any team, but the Premier League is hard.
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“It’s important to have a vision of where you want to go. It gives you an idea of where you want to aim to be, but what is important is what you do today – you can’t just focus on the long-term vision.
“Graham has already done that with Ostersunds. He took a team that was in the fourth tier in Sweden to the Europa League. You need to have a vision and a belief to get there.
“A lot of people would have said ‘it’s impossible for Brighton to finish ninth’, we did it. The challenge comes now; can we be consistent with those performance to stay in those positions?”
Potter’s trust isn’t just saved for his players either, as Bruno says he has benefitted from the head coach’s people skills.
“There’s not enough time to say what makes him special, because there are so many things. Graham is not just a great coach and manager, but he’s an amazing human being who looks after everyone at all the levels.
“I am really grateful because he’s helping me to develop as a coach, he gave me a chance and he keeps guiding me. He’s a manager who believes in young people, who thinks nothing is impossible and I think we have proved that over the last few years when we have beaten big teams. There are so many things that make him a great manager.”