Opposition view: Brighton insight as Luton Town wait for first-ever Premier League fixture
There is now just one more sleep before Luton Town begin their first-ever Premier League campaign with a trip to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Yesterday, we brought to you our first Opposition View of the season but why not have another one to start off all of the madness that is to come!
Q: Are you happy with the business that Brighton have conducted so far?
A: I think we've made some really smart additions in Mo Dahoud and James Milner who will bring a wealth of European experience with them to add to that of Welbeck and Lallana. Also, Joao Pedro who we signed for a club record fee from Watford looks like he can be a real problem this year. He's pacy, direct and has an eye for goal.
Q: What would represent a good 2023/24 season for Brighton?
A: I personally would love to get another Top 7 finish and qualify for Europe again and then if we can have a European run on top of that as well, then that's just a bonus but the fixture congestion will be something we will need to navigate.
Q: Tell us about the man in charge, Roberto De Zerbi!
A: He's an absolute live wire and always shows a lot of passion on the sidelines which I love. He's clearly a very talented manager who is adored by Pep Guardiola which is a massive seal of approval. He has massively improved us since Graham Potter left and I think he can be the manager to lead us onto greater things.
Q: Who are the Brighton threats that Luton Town need to be wary of?
A: Where do I start? Mitoma was incredible last season and I expect him to be quality again this season. We also have a host of young players who can come off the bench if needed like Enciso, Ferguson, Adingra and Buanonotte who are all capable of changing games on their day.
Q: What have you made of Luton Town’s rise to the Premier League? -
A: It's incredible to see the meteoric rise your team has had and it's actually refreshing to see, as it gets boring when it's always the same teams yo-yo'ing from the PL to the Champ. I was at Kenilworth Road for the second leg play off and also the play-off final at Wembley last season, what an intriguing stadium Kenilworth Road is haha. But it was great to see what it meant to the fans after so many years of playing in the lower leagues and what it meant to the town.
Q: What is your score prediction?
A: I think it will be 2-1 Brighton but wouldn't be surprised if you grabbed a draw.