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'When you score three at home, you need to win'

Andreas Bjelland reflects on a home defeat to Nottingham Forest

12 August 2017

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Andreas Bjelland was left frustrated by a narrow defeat at home to Nottingham Forest on Saturday. The defender spoke to iFollow after the final whistle at Griffin Park.

"It was a disappointing result," said Andreas. "When you score three goals at home, you need to win. We didn't so of course right now we are really disappointed with the result and it was just a bad day.

"I can't use the goal for anything right now, we still lost, that's two now, and we just need to get back on track. We have a game again on Tuesday and we need to win that."

Over 10,000 fans came to Griffin Park for the opening home fixture of the season, something Andreas was grateful for despite acknowledging the poor result.

"They proved again today they are an amazing crowd to have out there supporting us, even though we were down for most of the game. I think we played a good first half and we saw that reflected in the support as well.

"We gave two stupid goals away just before half time as well, but there was some great support out there today.

"There are still a lot of games to go, so we just need to stay positive. We had an amazing pre-season and did some good things. I think we showed, especially in Sheffield, that we should have won that game. Today they scored two really incredible goals, but as I say when you get three at home you should win."

The Bees return to home soil in just three days when they face Bristol City in the Sky Bet Championship in search of their first points of the 2017/18 campaign. Andreas knows the squad are happy to get the chance to set things straight almost immediately.

"The good thing about this league is there is a game again on Tuesday. We need to look at this game today and see what we can earn from it as a team. The second half wasn't good enough today, so we need to learn and bounce back pretty fast."

Andreas also touched on the away draw at Queens Park Rangers in the Carabao Cup, which was revealed on Sunday.

"We always want to play QPR, they are close by and it's a big local derby. For us and for the fans, it's a good game so giving us one more is always good."

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