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Romaine: “We weathered the storm”

Midfield man on Villa victory

26 December 2017

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Romaine Sawyers said that Brentford ‘weathered the storm’ following the 2-1 victory over Aston Villa. After a frantic opening in rain-sodden West London, it was the former Walsall man who opened the scoring from 20 yards. Villa would restore parity through Josh Onomah, but Lasse Vibe found the target shortly after the interval - his third goal in three games - to extend The Bees' unbeaten home run to 11 matches. 

"We were disappointed to concede the goal, but we had the belief that we were better than them," Romaine told iFollow Brentford. “Once we got the second goal there were spells when they were on top, but they didn’t put too much pressure on us. They played long ball and I think a lot of teams will come here and do that because not many sides are able to outplay us with the ball on the floor. I thought we weathered the storm well.”

Having followed two assists at Carrow Road on Friday with a strike on home soil, Romaine said he was happy with his form in recent weeks:

“With my goal, most people would have expected me to turn out and play to Flo (Jozefzoon) but Josh (McEachran) behind me told me to shoot. Luckily, I made clean contact and it went in. It’s all about consistency; I’ve said that throughout the season and I’m starting to show that more now. I’m happy with my own performances but we’re getting the wins which is more important.”

The Saint Kitts and Nevis international reserved special praise for Brentford’s centre-back pairing following two impressive displays:

“We’ve got two centre-halves who aren’t afraid to put their heads in where it hurts and get a bit of claret on their shirts. It shows their commitment to the team; everybody wants to move in the right direction and they’re two players who’ll do anything to achieve that. Meps has been ridiculous. His game is built on honesty; if you talk to him he’s always willing to listen. He played a back-pass which fell a bit short but he dusted himself off and kept going which shows a lot of bravery and maturity at such a young age. I think he’s been our best player during the last two games.”

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