Brentford winger Florian Jozefzoon admitted that The Bees needed the confidence boost which Tuesday’s 4-1 Carabao Cup win over Queens Park Rangers gave them. Florian’s early cross was turned into his own net by Ariel Borysiuk with John Egan and Neal Maupay also on target in a dominant first-half. Josh Clarke made it four late-on with Florian pleased to get the season up-and-running.
“We finally won a game in 90 minutes,” Florian told iFollow Brentford at this afternoon’s press conference. “We needed that as a team for our confidence and we can build on that. It was good to score four goals, especially against QPR. We are attacking well but we have to be stronger when it comes to receiving goals. We have to defend with 11 in a game. It starts from the front. If we can help the guys at the back that would be great. The confidence wasn’t hit but if it’s the same story every week, playing well but not winning, then you get tired of it. You want to win. We played well and won so that will help us to build-up confidence.”
Florian has featured in all six of The Bees games this season after agreeing a new two-year contract in the summer. While Dean Smith’s side are still searching for their first win in the Sky Bet Championship this season, Florian feels that he and the team are making progress in the right direction.
“Even though we have lost a few games we are still getting better and that is the positive,” said Florian. “It is good for me to be playing. I am getting better and more confident with every game. When you are playing games as a player you are getting better and if you aren’t playing then you aren’t getting better.”
The Bees are back at Griffin Park on Saturday as Wolverhampton Wanderers head to West London. Wolves arrive in third place after an impressive start to the season but Florian said Tuesday’s result and home advantage give The Bees a good chance of getting their first three points of the league season.
“They are always tough games in the Championship,” said Florian. “It doesn’t matter who we play, it only matters how we play. If we play well, like we did against Queens Park Rangers, from the start then we have a good chance. It will be great for us to get on a winning run: we need it. If we can go on a good winning streak that will be good for our confidence as players and as a team. It’s a special thing to play at Griffin Park with how the fans react to our play, even when we don’t have the ball or are behind. They always react well to us and I like to play at home.”