Gross delighted after scooping Seagull of the Season award

The Seagulls creative midfielder is happy with how his first season at Brighton has gone

Gross delighted after scooping Seagull of the Season award
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Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Pascal Gross is delighted with how his first season for The Seagulls and in the Premier League has gone after claiming Player of the Season honours. 

Gross last night scooped the player of the season award on Thursday night and it's no wonder why when you look at how he has done since joining from FC Ingolstadt in the summer for a fee of £3 million.

The German has got six goals and eight assists this season so far with still four games left. He most recently scored the equaliser on Tuesday night in what could turn out to be a vital point at The Amex against Tottenham Hotspur.

Gross spoke to the Brighton and Hove Independent about winning the award: "It means a lot, I'm very proud to come to the Premier League and a different country and get this award from the fans and the club.

"It shows me it was the right step and I'm very pleased to be here and appreciate it."

He added: "The team have made it very easy for me to adapt and I couldn't have done that without them."

This form has seen him become a favourite among fans and he scooped 36% of the vote to win the player of the season. 

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Reflections

The German also reflected on his first season in the top-flight of English football.

Reflecting on the season so far, he said: "It wouldn't have been easy to do better in my first year. But what I say all the time is if we stay up I'm happy but first we have to finish the job and then I'll be really, really happy with my first season."

The other major awards at Thursday's award ceremony saw centre-half Lewis Dunk scoop player's player of the season.

Jose Izquierdo claimed the goal of the season award for his sublime curling effort in the 3-1 win at home to West Ham United.