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“Adam Lallana: Reflecting on Departure from Brighton and the Path Ahead”

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  • In a conversation with BBC Radio Sussex, Lallana revealed, “I’ve been in talks with Roberto [de Zerbi] for the past couple of months and he expressed his wishes for me to stay and keep playing.
  • Reflecting on his illustrious career, including 34 caps for England and triumphs in the Premier League and Champions League with Liverpool, Lallana expresses a desire to continue playing but acknowledges the need to “rest his mind”.

Adam Lallana has expressed his intention to take some time for contemplation before making decisions about his future, following his announcement of departure from Brighton at the season’s end. The seasoned midfielder, aged 36, who made his mark joining from Liverpool in 2020 and accumulating 105 appearances for Brighton, including 94 in the Premier League, acknowledges the club’s and his own journey as “remarkable.” However, despite the expressed desire of manager Roberto de Zerbi for him to stay, Lallana feels it’s the appropriate moment to move forward.

In a conversation with BBC Radio Sussex, Lallana revealed, “I’ve been in talks with Roberto [de Zerbi] for the past couple of months and he expressed his wishes for me to stay and keep playing. But after taking a bit of time to think about where the football club’s at, and myself having been away from my family for the past four years while I’ve been here, I just feel it’s the right time.”

Having contributed significantly with 29 appearances this season, albeit being an unused substitute in two recent matches, Lallana reflects on the ups and downs of the season, particularly cherishing the experience of the European campaign. He emphasized, “The journey we’ve been on as a football club was remarkable and I was fortunate to be here this season during a European campaign.”

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Family considerations weigh heavily in his decision-making process, with Lallana stating, “I’ve been speaking to my family throughout the year and the biggest influence on my decision was that my kids needed me.” His bond with De Zerbi adds another layer of complexity to his departure, describing the manager as “an older brother” and admitting the difficulty in conveying his choice to him.

Reflecting on his illustrious career, including 34 caps for England and triumphs in the Premier League and Champions League with Liverpool, Lallana expresses a desire to continue playing but acknowledges the need to “rest his mind” after the season concludes. He asserts, “I think I want to carry on playing – I still think there’s a little bit in the tank left. I just felt like it was the right time to leave Brighton.”

In conclusion, Lallana affirms his commitment to leaving at the right moment, stating, “I always said that I never wanted to outstay my welcome at this football club. I wanted to leave when the time’s right and it feels that the right time is now.”

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