Date: 31st August 2016 at 11:57pm
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Belgian international and new loanee left back Sebastien Pocognoli has said he’s moved to Brighton to play a part in a Premier League promotion push following an unhappy spell at West Bromwich Albion.

Looking to rejuvenate his career after only making five appearances for his parent club last season, Pocognoli is looking forward to life at the Amex but he wants games.

Speaking to the Official Site in his first proper interview after penning his season long loan spell yesterday, the 29 year old explained.

‘It`s a very important move for me because when you are in a difficult situation like I was at West Brom, you have to make a decision, and I hope that this choice will give me a new positive way in my career. I have good experience in England. Sometimes in your career you have difficult situations for a number of reasons, but for me to come to Brighton was the best option. Brighton is the perfect Championship club for me, and I am sure I will feel good here; that`s the most important thing for me. I have gone a long time without a game and I need to enjoy my football and my job. I am very happy and very motivated and just want to try to win promotion with the team.’

Speaking about what fans can expect from him as a player, the eleven capped international explained.

‘I am a left-back, I am left footed and I like to participate in the attacking side of the team. But the most important thing is to defend well and keep shape. I like to contribute with crosses, get forward, play with my heart and try to give everything in every game. Those are my qualities. I spoke with the manager and he was very clear about the vision of the club and what he wanted to do. From what I heard about the club, it is a very stable team with a good structure, and it`s what I want at this moment in my career. The facilities and the stadium are brilliant and I think Brighton is a lovely place to live. That`s important for my family too and everything is perfect for me to bring some positive energy in my career.’

He ended by saying that he knew he had to impress now to get the starting spot, but that would be his aim.

‘I can`t wait to play football, but first I need to train and get back to a good level so I am ready to give everything on the pitch. I know we have a good squad, so I need to fight to be in the team and I will do my best to do it.’

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