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Lasse Vibe on Reading defeat: “we ended up giving it away”

14 February 2017

Goalscorer rues loss after winning position surrendered in Berkshire.

Lasse Vibe scored his fifth goal in eight games but it wasn’t enough for as Reading recovered from a 2-1 second half deficit to take all three points, despite 23 Bees attempts on The Royals’ goal. 

“We did really well for long periods in this game and we fought very hard to get back into the game,” said Lasse. “It was devastating that they got back in it and won, but credit to them.”

The 29-year-old pointed to the side’s inability to hold on to winning positions in recent matches, citing a fine line in the Sky Bet Championship between promotion and relegation.

“We should have got back into it before the half-time break with the shift we put in after they scored,” said Lasse. “We created chances – I had a couple of good ones myself – and played really well for long periods in the first half and in the second we got back into the game and winning. We ended up giving it away and that’s the difference between being in and around the Play-Offs or relegation. That shows the difference between us and Reading and I don’t think there’s much in it.”

His goal put Brentford 2-1 ahead after he cleverly made himself room to fire past Ali Al Habsi in the 66th minute.

“I thought I was offside,” said Lasse. “I slowed down, took my time and saw my angle was probably not the best and I had a defender [near me], and I felt he was coming in to block it, so I chopped it and it gave me a good angle on the left foot and fortunately it went in.”

The Dane was happy being given the burden of being Brentford’s striker, after Scott Hogan’s departure last month gave him the chance to move inside, after playing the majority of the season either out wide or behind Hogan.

“I’m probably more comfortable with it than without it,” said Lasse. “That’s what gets me going, what drives me. That means you’re in a good place and I’m playing in the position that I want to play.”

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