Date: 1st June 2017 at 9:54am
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Fresh from signing his new 12 month contract at Brighton, Gaetan Bong has expressed his delight and gratitude at being given a Premier League adventure next season.

The 29 year old signed the 12 month extension to his existing deal in Tuesday afternoon, and he’s now been in front of club media to talk about his hopes for the coming year.

Speaking to the Official Site he couldn’t have been more delighted to be on board for our maiden Premier League campaign.

‘I`m very happy to sign a new contract and be with the team. I`d like to thank Chris Hughton because he gave me this opportunity, and it was my dream to play in the Premier League. I could have looked for something else, but I couldn’t turn down the chance of playing in the Premier League. We were fighting for two years to arrive there and now I just want to enjoy it with the boys.’

Bong went on to say.

‘I like the manager, he`s a great man and I just want to fight for him and help the club stay in the Premier League. I`m not somebody who talks too much, I just come in and do my job, and he knows that. But he knows I`m always ready to fight, and next season we`ll need to fight and work hard.’

The Cameroonian international obviously has a World Cup (2010) experience in his back pocket but he knows coming up against some of the world’s best in a tournament is one thing to handle, doing it week in week out in a league format is a different proposition, so he’s relishing he chance to test himself against the best on that basis.

Oh and he’s gunning for Chelsea’s Eden Hazard.

‘I`m waiting for Eden Hazard. He`s a friend and someone I`m used to playing with in France. I don`t know if he`ll be at Chelsea, but if he is still there, I`m telling him ‘I`m coming, I`m coming!`. I just want to enjoy playing and have a good game, because it`s the best feeling ever. The Championship is a hard league because you`re playing all the time and it`s physical.’

He ended by saying.

‘There are strong teams in the Championship, but the Premier League is another level. I had some big games in the Championship, but there are bigger players in the Premier League and I want that feeling.’

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