Goalkeeper on emulating Cottagers' Play-Off push with Brentford next season
Daniel Bentley looked back on the 1-1 draw with Fulham, having played a key part in Brentford taking home a point from Craven Cottage. The 23-year-old goalkeeper ensured the home side didn’t go into the break 2-1 with a fine penalty stop from Tom Cairney, which was The Whites ninth spot kick this season that they have failed to convert.
“I think it’s a result we can be positive about,” said Daniel. “Fulham are a very, very good team and it shows that now they are in the Play-Offs. At times it felt like we were under a fair amount of pressure today. A point is something to take forward and be positive about.”
The 23-year-old dived low to his left to beat Cairney, after referee Darren Bond awarded a penalty for Yoann Barbet’s foul on Johansen just before half-time.
“[It’s] not ideal to concede a penalty before half-time,” said Daniel. “If that had gone in it would have been a bit of a killer blow. Luckily, I managed to save it and get up on the second ball, which is something I always strive to do if there’s a loose ball.”
With Fulham, barring a mathematical catastrophe, making the Play-Offs, it was something Daniel thought that the Brentford squad could emulate or even better next season, commenting that: “We know with the current crop of players that we’ve got here, a couple of additions to keep our strength in depth, we can have a real good go next year.”