Beram Kayal says he believes new boys Brighton & Hove Albion can become a permanent fixture in the Premier League for years to come.

The Israeli international midfielder told the club’s official website: “Every game is going to be something special for everyone in the team, but we`re not going to be a side that everyone beats and takes all the points from. We’re ready to be a solid, strong team and be competitive. We know what we have to do for ourselves and for the club to stay in this division.”

Having gained promotion from the Championship, finishing runners-up to Newcastle, he says the target in their first season is to consolidate their place, saying: “’We’re waiting for the fixtures to come out, but when you see Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea there, you realise that you`re in a big league playing against some of the biggest clubs in the world. I said before that everything we achieved as players this season is the biggest thing that the club has ever done. We need to reach our target, which is to stay in the Premier League for many years.”

Admitting how realising he’ll be playing in English football’s top flight is “like a dream”, he added: “It’s been an ambition of mine since I left Israel to go and play in the Premier League. When you achieve something that you’ve always wanted to do since you were a child, it`s a massive thing for you and your family.”