Kabasele: “We Need To Be Committed”
By Kevin Affleck
Christian Kabasele said the team are keen to pay back the fans for their unwavering support with a big performance at Brighton.
Nearly 3,000 Hornets will pack the away end at the Amex Stadium on Saturday night and the all-action defender wants to help produce one of those special team performances that creates one of those classic away days.
“The support is always great,” said the Belgian. “The fans are still behind us even if during some moments we don't deserve this support. We need to show them we are really grateful and really involved in this fight and send them home with the three points.”
The battle on the south coast should be right up Kabasele's street and the team are going to need players like him to stand up and be counted in a match that could have a real bearing on the picture at the bottom of the table.
“It's a big game, like previous weeks,” he said. “Every game is a final but especially this one because if we can win, we have the same points as them so we need to win. It will be a big battle, like it was at Norwich, like at Southampton, like at Aston Villa. They are always really tight games won on details, but first of all we need to be committed.”
The encounter could pitch Kabasele against Leandro Trossard, his countryman and former Genk teammate who joined the Seagulls in the summer.
“I played with him a little bit at Genk and he's a top talent,” said Kabasele. “He's a really good player and he's an international now as well. We need to be careful with him.”