Adam Lallana has been impressed with Brighton’s style of play, comparing it to former club Liverpool.
The 33-year-old has joined Albion on a free transfer.
Speaking to the Argus, Lallana said: “In terms of a way of playing, they want to handle the ball, control play and dominate possession – they are some of my strengths.
“It excites me to play like that, but you can’t just rely on it. You have to be prepared to win tackles and win the ball back as well.
“If you get the right mix by being successful both with and without the ball then that’s a formula to do well.
“If you play well more often than you don’t, you’ll win matches by doing the right things.
“It’s a project and it takes time to build. I saw it at Liverpool where we won the league in [Jurgen Klopp’s] fifth year, it’s a phase-by-phase development process.
“You might not get results overnight, but if you stick to it then you’ll be working towards something and that’s what I can sense we’re going to do here at Brighton.”