Bruno hoping for a special ending to Brighton career

Bruno. Picture by PW Sporting Photography
Bruno. Picture by PW Sporting Photography

Brighton & Hove Albion captain Bruno is hoping for a special end to his career when the Seagulls host Manchester City at the Amex this afternoon.

The 38-year-old will call time on a 20-year professional career after this afternoon's match. He has played more than 230 times for Albion in seven seasons on the South Coast and there is a lot at stake as City will be crowned Premier League champions if they win.

Looking ahead to his final game, Bruno said: "We're not thinking to stop City winning the title, we're thinking about winning the game. That's it because it's our job.

"We did the same last week against Arsenal. We were fighting just to be professionals and gave our best.

"We'll give our best on Sunday and try to get a result in front of our home fans, especially for myself to finish with a win would be really special."

Bruno's children will be mascots for this afternoon's game and it was his family who first knew of his decision to retire.

He said: "My missus already felt the decision was taken. After that, I told my son and my daughter, it was quite funny because on Sunday they're going to be the mascots.

"My daughter was sad and said that means they are not going out to the pitch. I said that's Monday when I'm not going to be a footballer. On Sunday I'm still playing.

"After that, I told my parents. They have been behind me my whole life. It's been really special. They were so emotional as well because it's been a long journey and I'm really thankful."

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