TOM: I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEA
ISRAEL striker Tomer Hemed says he is loving life in Brighton and has no plans to return to his homeland.
The 28-year-old has struck five times for the high-flying Seagulls since his switch from Almeria.
Hemed says being made to feel instantly at home has contributed to his roaring start. And he has vowed to repay the kindness being delivered his way by firing Chris Hughton’s team into the top-flight.
“Brighton is a city with a great culture and is a great place to live,” said Hemed, who has compatriot Beram Kayal for company on the south coast. “The club have helped me and my family from the first minute to feel comfortable.
“If I’ve got an option in Europe I won’t go back to play in Israel. I know that I made the right decision.
“I went to Brighton to be a top striker in the Championship and to lead the team to the Premier League.
“My goal this year is to make that come true for the club, the fans and the staff, and I want to be an important Premier League player.
“The level of the English second league is very high.”
HAPPY: Tomer Hemed