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El-Abd: This team is the best
Adam El-Abd has saluted the current Albion side as the best in his 18 years at the club.
The long-serving defender was full of praise for his team-mates after his first goal for 22 months helped secure a 2-1 victory at Millwall for the table-topping Seagulls.
El-Abd, 28, told The Argus: “It is most definitely the best. Our team is strong, our squad is strong and I think that is a great sign for the future.
“It’s scary really how far the club has come in such a short space of time under Gus (Poyet). It’s early, early days and we are not getting carried away but I really do feel we can be there or thereabouts.
“We have got some calibre in the squad and it’s great to be part of it.”
The extra quality injected into the squad by Poyet’s summer transfer business was emphasised by a crucial late save from Tomasz Kuszczak which preserved Albion’s fifth straight victory.
The Polish international denied former Seagull Chris Wood a second goal on his full debut late on for ten-man Millwall after they had substitute Chris Taylor sent-off.
“Tomasz has been outstanding already,” said El-Abd. “In the seven games we’ve had in the league he has already won us points.
“The less we ask of him the better because that will mean we are doing our jobs in the back four, but when he is called upon he has been absolutely fantastic.”