Date: 1st March 2015 at 9:36am
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The player was interviewed by the Official Site ahead of the game against Bolton Wanderers this weekend and he talked about how his loan spell with us so far had gone, and talked briefly about what could lie ahead in his future.

Starting with his experience with us so far, he explained that the loan move was obviously to get games under his belt and he’d been delighted to feature in 27 games so far, especially as 22 had been from the start and he clearly enjoyed his goal return of 6 so far as well.

‘When I came here the main thing was to play, improve my game and help the team. I’ve improved a lot, I’m a different player, more confident and I’ve got Championship experience. Right now things are great and I want to keep these levels until the end of the season. I feel stronger than the start of the season and I’ve been improving on my defensive side and I’m trying to improve every game.’

Adding that the best way to improve is by playing games and playing regularly and he feels he’s doing an ‘all right job’ for us at the minute so he wants that to continue – especially with the wins we are picking up.

‘I’m enjoying my time at Brighton a lot right now.’

With his contract at his parent club having a year left to run, the Portuguese under 21 international also wouldn’t rule out a permanent move to the club if things don’t work out for him at Liverpool – although he’s honest enough to say he’s obviously hoping it does work out for him.

‘It’s really difficult because Liverpool are a big club with great players, but you dream of playing Premier League football with Liverpool. I really want that and I’m going to work for it but you never know what’s going to happen in the future. Of course I would see Brighton as an option, I like everything here. I like the city and it’s really nice living here. The facilities are great, the training ground is new, the stadium is brilliant and the fans always fill the stadium so it’s great.’

He goes on to say though that the only thing he can think about at the moment is the ‘now’ though and that means focusing on each upcoming game and ensuring he continues to improve, and do his best for us and we continue looking for more victories and three points to lift us further away from the relegation zone.

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