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Nico Yennaris reflects on defeat to Ipswich Town

Bees skipper gives his thoughts on today’s 2-0 reverse at Portman Road

19 August 2017

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Nico Yennaris felt it was another frustrating afternoon at the office as Brentford left East Anglia pointless following a 2-0 defeat at Portman Road. Nico was one of a number of Bees players to go close in a first-half that Dean Smith’s side dominated. However, Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner struck either side of the break to consign The Bees to a third defeat in four league games this campaign.

“We are disappointed,” said Nico, speaking to iFollow Brentford after the game. “It is another game where I think that we dominated large spells of it. We had good possession but we just can’t seem to find a way to get that final touch and put the ball in the back of the net. It was the fine details again. On another day, my shot goes in and the ricochet goes past their player and doesn’t land at his feet. That said there is more to it than just letting it ricochet and landing at his feet. We could have been better on the ball and reacted quicker. We will look at it tomorrow, learn from it, and move forward.”

This latest defeat left The Bees with just one point from four league matches and propping up the early Sky Bet Championship table. Despite the poor run of results, Nico is convinced that things will turn round soon as long as the team keep putting in the performances.

“Collectively we have to be better, stick together, and try to get a result next week,” said Nico. “The performances have been good but not good enough because we haven’t got the results. We have dominated all four games but come away with no points in all of them bar one. It is hard to take, we just have to keep on going. It is a long season and I am sure that results will turn our way soon. We want Tuesday to come around quickly so we can get our season up and running properly.”

Nico was captain again at Portman Road this afternoon after being handed the armband earlier in the campaign. The 24-year-old admitted it’s been a tough start to life as skipper but feels it’s up to him and the players to help turn things around.

“It has been an honour to captain this club but the main focus is about turning these results around,” explained Nico. “It is important that we stick together. Part of being a captain is that I have to do that with the boys. With the help of the senior boys we have to keep everybody together. It is still a young group but I am sure that our experience will pay off in the long run.” 

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