"He added: "(Promotion) is something we feel we deserved.
They are six points clear of third-placed Reading and seven clear of Huddersfield in fourth, although the latter have a game in hand.
Brighton manager Chris Hughton has challenged his players to now go on and win the Championship.
The 58-year-old told talkSPORT: "This club has Premier League facilities - the stadium and the training ground are exceptional, but of course, it's ok having the facilities, you've got to be a Premier League team".
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Brighton will now ply their trade in England's top-flight for the first time in 34 years next season, against some of the biggest clubs in world football.
"I'm incredibly proud of the way that they bounced back (from last season)", he said.
The last five years alone have been a drama: three Championship play-off defeats in four seasons and, last year, a near miss on automatic promotion so agonising that it might have crushed the club's morale. Our away form has improved from a year ago and probably that's the key to the success we've had this season.
"I've been here for two years and four months but there are supporters out there who have been through all the hard periods, supporting this club for 20 to 30 years", said manager Chris Hughton, one of the most likeable figures in English football.
Capturan a sospechoso con vínculos islamistas tras ataque al Borussia
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You may not be aware that their still relatively new Amex Stadium is a short trek from the centre of Brighton at the village of Falmer. "We must have designs on winning this league because I think that will certainly cement in our players' minds something really, really worthwhile".
"It would be awesome for us (winning the title), we're one win away and we'll try everything to do it on Friday, and if not Friday, we'll try and do it against Bristol City at home", he said "Some players never get memories like this in their career, so it's wonderful for us".
That's so unlikely that Albion's place in the top-two is virtually guaranteed and could even be mathematically confirmed if Huddersfield fail to win at Derby County in the later 5pm kick-off this evening. That makes it harder, and then we went 2-0 down.
Clasico concern for Bale as Zidane confirms injury worry
Zidane's men are away to Sporting on Saturday, a match which will be followed by two crucial games in the space of a week . We know it won't be easy - Real Madrid are very strong at home, but we have to play as if we were at home ourselves.