Date: 13th November 2017 at 8:31am
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Brighton striker Glenn Murray has said that external pressure on the squad is irrelevant as they put themselves under pressure to perform in our first season in the Premier League.

Speaking to the Official Site during this months international break, the 34 year old explained that the players were happy to put themselves under pressure this year because they have their own standards to exceed.

‘Outwardly, I think everyone probably expects the newly-promoted teams to get relegated, and we were no exception to that. But inwardly, we put pressure on ourselves because we want to achieve. It`s a funny one this year. You`ve got one club (Newcastle) that knows exactly what the Premier League is about and have been here for a long time before.’

He went on to say.

‘Huddersfield have got a very strong identity of what they do. It certainly worked well for them last season and it`s worked so far in the Premier League. We`re quite adaptable. We`re happy to control the ball and control games, and we`re also happy to drop in and spring on the counter attack. I think all three teams bring different qualities to the league.’

Going into this international break, Murray also spoke about how our summer newbies had been adjusting to life at the club, and he remained confident about the season still to come.

‘It took the new boys a little bit of time to settle in and get used to the pace of the English game, but everyone has settled in now and it just feels like one big group. Davy Propper and Dale Stephens complement each other very well. In periods of games, they can control the tempo for us. Then obviously it`s always nice to have Pascal around me, always looking for me, and also wingers that want to deliver the ball.’

Murray went on to explain.

‘We played different formations last season and I`m sure the gaffer`s got a plan if teams begin to suss us out. He`ll have an idea of what players can play where, and as a group we go with what we`re coached and told to do.’

With Stoke City next up at the Amex, Murray went on to say that with the way the group is we go into every game confident we can take something from it and Stoke will be no different.

‘We`ve got to go into every game thinking we can get something out of it, otherwise there`s no point in even turning up. We all watch the Premier League along with the supporters, and have done during our time in the Championship, and I think some teams can get beaten by the badge. Even though it`s difficult sometimes, you`ve got to be confident and believe you can get something out of it.’

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