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Lasse Vibe promises that “I still have more to come”

19 November 2015

Danish attacker previews Brentford’s match with Nottingham Forest on Saturday

Lasse Vibe has told Brentford fans that they haven’t seen the best of him yet as he continues to adapt to life in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Danish attacker, who signed from IFK Goteborg in the summer, has found the net five times for The Bees in 15 matches but insists he still has a lot of improvements that he can find in his game.

Speaking to Bees Player Lasse said: “I think that I have settled in quite well in the first couple of months. It was difficult to start with but it has got better although there are still a lot of improvements that I need to make to be really good in this league. It is a great challenge for me. Every game is back and forth for 90 minutes. The football that I was used to was maybe more slow and more tactical with more time on the ball. Now if your first touch is not really good your second touch will be a tackle and quite often you need to beat somebody on your second touch.

“It is about finding yourself and being able to do what you are good at even when you are not a strong player. I have developed really well here and I have changed my game a lot. Maybe it is only me that can see and feel that, I don’t know what it looks like from the outside, but that is what I feel and I still have more to come.”

With the Swedish season running over the summer months Lasse has played 31 matches since April for both Goteborg and The Bees and, as the busy Christmas schedule approaches, he admits the coming months will be very tough for him physically.

“The league season is different in Sweden so I didn’t have that long holiday in the summer,” said Lasse. “We talked before I joined about the period around Christmas being a tough period for me. Luckily enough for my body I wasn’t picked for the national team and I got a couple of days off, even though I wanted to go. I also had a couple of days off when we played Saturday to Saturday earlier this year just to avoid anything happening to my body around Christmas. It will probably be the toughest period I have ever experienced game wise but I am excited to see how I stand up to it.”

Lasse was not involved as Denmark’s hopes of Euro 2016 qualification were extinguished by neighbours Sweden earlier this week, a result that saw the end of Morten Olsen’s 15-year reign as Denmark manager.

The 28-year-old still harbours international ambitions and is targeting a good run of form for Brentford to push him into the thoughts of the new Danish manager.

“For me internationally a lot depends on whether or not the new manager is going to pick me,” said Lasse. “I feel that I have done really well for Denmark and the former manager said that I never really had a bad game for Denmark. The reason why he didn’t pick me was not because I hadn’t done well enough but that has happened and now I have to focus on Brentford.

“Hopefully the new manager will pick me and I can help Denmark qualify for the World Cup. The next international break is in March so there will be lots of game for me to impress the new manager. Hopefully they can get that sorted soon so that he gets lots of time to see me. That will be good for Brentford and good for me personally.”

The Bees return to Sky Bet Championship action on Saturday as out of form Nottingham Forest are the visitors to Griffin Park. For Lasse playing against teams like Forest was one of the things he was most looking forward to when he moved to England.

“I am looking forward to the game because Nottingham Forest were one of the club’s that I knew when I was growing up,” said Lasse. “It is a big club history wise and it is what I dreamed about when I came, to play all these big clubs. I am really excited and hopefully we will get a good result.”

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