Bruno says Albion’s players need to ask themselves tough questions this summer – whether they stay up or go down.

The Seagulls skipper is set to announce his future plans once his team’s fate is decided.

They are still potentially two points from safety after a slide which was partially arrested by a 1-1 draw at home to Newcastle.

It is likely Bruno will be – or already has been – offered the chance to take his association with the club into an eighth season, most probably as a player.

But the captain is focused on ensuring they retain elite status going into the summer.

Bruno told The Argus: “For some time, the team hasn’t been performing at the level which it should.

“We need to finish the season in the Premier League, save ourselves and from there do an in-depth analysis of what we need to improve.

“What hasn’t worked? A lot of things. We as players need to look at ourselves and how we can improve in all aspects.

“Look at the stats, look at the matches, everything.”

Bruno was pleased by performances at Tottenham and in the second half against Newcastle but knows these are tense times.

He said: “We are in difficult position where it is hard for players to be calm, express themselves and who they are.

“We need more quality with the ball, we need that character and personality to want the ball, we need to take the correct decisions.

“Obviously, right now the main thing is to save ourselves and, from then on, we’ll see.”

Bruno has underlined his value to the squad with recent performances after missing 14 successive Premier League fixtures.

Recent troubles have also shown the value of senior figures around the changing room, even if not playing regularly.

Albion vice-chairman Paul Barber has made no secret of the fact he would love to keep Bruno on the staff after he hangs up his boots.

But the defender, who turns 39 in October, appears to have plenty left to offer on the park.

He said: “For me, the main thing is to keep the team in the Premier League.

“I’m more or less clear on what my future will be.

“I’d like to announce it as soon as I can but the first thing is that the team stays in the Premier League.

“I know what I’m going to do but I prefer to wait until everything is calm and we are safe.”

Bruno appreciates fans want Albion to be more attack-minded, although that could be hard in remaining games against Arsenal and Manchester City.

He added: “We always think we can get something. Last week we were very close to a point at Tottenham.

“We have every intention of getting something at Arsenal’s stadium.

“In life and football, everything is about balance.

“You can’t go at it like a madman as if there was no tomorrow.

“You go with balance, keep making the right decisions.

“For me, that is essential – every time you have the ball, make the right decision.

“Fans really want us to get forward and I understand things have been difficult.

“We need them at our side. We know it is hard when the team doesn’t give you what you are expecting.

“But we cannot forget who we are and where we came from.

“After the first half (against Newcastle), it was hard for them to be really pleased with us.

“We knew the only thing they wanted was something from us and after the goal they really helped us.”