Date: 15th November 2017 at 5:48pm
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Bruno has been speaking about how he feels Brighton will be ready for the coming December schedule and spoken about expectations and the differences between the Premier League and the Championship.

With all eyes to the fixture at the weekend now with the November international break all but done, Bruno has over 180 games in the second tier under his belt and he admitted that making the step up to the top flight did require an adjustment – not only in terms of quality and speed but also in terms of handling a different set of expectations.

Speaking to the Official Site the Spaniard explained.

‘It was even tougher last season in those terms, because it was like a final for every team playing against us. It was one of their biggest games of the season, because we went 17 games in a row unbeaten. Every team that played against us were really trying to beat us. This season, we`re a team with less experience in the Premier League and we probably don`t have the respect from other teams, but that can be a good thing.’

The 37 year old went on to say that whilst last season between games the focus was recovery, with a lighter schedule in the top flight it means there was more work being done in training.

‘When you`re playing in the Championship, you`re playing more games and you recover almost every day, because you`re often playing twice a week. This season we`re usually just playing one game a week, but the training sessions are much harder. If you see our weekly stats, things are heavier and we`re running more now than ever before, both in training and during the games.’

With Stoke City up next at the Amex, Bruno went on to praise the side for how they’ve made the step up so far this year and he backed his colleagues to continue to show improvement as the months pass.

‘December is going to be a really busy month, so it`s always nice to have a break to come back with full energy levels. One of the good things that we`ve got is a big squad. Almost everyone is fit now and everyone is training really well. The reason it`s so hard to get into the starting 11 is because everyone is on top of their game.’

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