Dunk will remain grounded
Seagulls starlet refusing to believe his own hype
Last Updated: October 3, 2010 10:16pm
Brighton defender Lewis Dunk has vowed to keep his feet on the floor following some glowing reports.
The talented 18-year-old has been tipped for the top by his boss Gus Poyet, with the Uruguayan coach of the opinion that the youngster is Premier League-bound.
Dunk has made rapid progress in recent times, with an outing against Tranmere on Saturday representing just his second appearance for the first-team.
He knows he cannot afford to buy into the hype he is currently creating, though, with his career still very much in the development stage.
"My first senior appearance of the season has come earlier than I expected because it was forced in a way with Gordon Greer being injured and Adam El-Abd being suspended," Dunk told Brighton's official website.
"I am happy with my performance and I have got to keep my feet on the ground.
"All of my family make sure that I am grounded and they don't let me get ahead of myself, and they keep me focused so that I can keep learning every day.
"Now I will keep waiting for my opportunities and hopefully show the manager what I can do, then see what happens from then on."