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Brighton captain Bruno has said promotion to the Premier League with the club would be the ‘best day’ in his footballing life.
The 36-year-old right-back, who has made a staggering 70 consecutive appearances for the south coast side, helped guide the Seagulls to the cusp of the top-flight last year, where goal difference and then play-off agony eventually denied them.
In total, the Spaniard has tasted play-off heartache three times in his four seasons at Brighton, so is understandably desperate to go one step further.
“When I came to Brighton we were thinking about it. We’ve already had big disappointments in the play-offs.” Bruno told The Argus.
“We have been growing together as well and that is so important.”
Bruno has a wealth of experience of top-flight football having made nearly 200 appearances in La Liga for Almeria and Valencia, but it seems promotion to England’s highest level will provide the veteran with the most happiness.
“It’s not just for myself, playing in the Premier League. Of course, it would be an unbelievable life experience, but it’s just to get that aim.” said Bruno.
“You see a club that is ready, is doing everything to be there. For me I think it would be the best day in my life when we speak about football.”