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Brentford manager Thomas Frank praised his team’s spirited performance in the loss to Tottenham, but highlighted a key area where his team was disappointed.
Despite a spirited display, Brentford He succumbed to Tottenham’s Premier League quality when they withdrew from the EFL Cup in the semi-final stage.
Talking to Sky sports After the match, Frank He spoke of his team’s lack of pressure at the top of the field as a factor behind his defeat after initially stating: “First of all, I must say that I am very proud of my team.
“The first decision of the VAR, we were inches away from matching. It was an open match, we had a great attitude, we were brave and a draw would not have been a totally unfair result against a world-class team.
“If you want to go to a final against an elite team, you need the margins with you, but then they show class to get a second and after that it’s game over.
“We need to remember that Tottenham is a good team, so maybe at the beginning we could have pushed a bit higher, but it is also a combination of their quality.
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“We gave away that goal but we were in control and created opportunities. I praise the boys, but we have to do better. For 65 minutes we completed against a world-class team.
“We were brave, we pressed high, we wanted to play and try to control the game.
“Maybe they had one more chance than we did, but we created opportunities and if you do it against a world-class team, then we know that we also need the margins to continue on our way.”
On Josh Da Silva’s red card, Frank added: “The way you have to look at him, if you look at Da Silva, he’s never had a red card before.
“I’ve never seen him do a physical tackle, he didn’t do it on purpose and I think he caught it.”