Brentford striker Lasse Vibe said it felt good to get up and running for the season as he netted in Saturday’s 1-1 pre-season friendly draw against Lausanne Sport.
Last season’s top scorer converted Sergi Canos’ through ball after 14 minutes to put The Bees ahead in their pre-season test at the Complex Sportif Divonne-Les-Bains. Lasse, like most of the starting XI, was withdrawn at half-time, as the Swiss side levelled mid-way through the second-half through Kwang Pak.
Speaking after the game, Lasse told iFollow: “I feel alright although it was a bit heavy out there. It’s been a tough week. We had a session this morning as well so the legs are a bit tired. I think I managed to switch on for 45 minutes as that is all that I had in me. The Championship is going to be like that so it is good to get used to it. It’s not really the purpose to feel good in these games anyway. It was good to get 45 minutes and hopefully over the next few weeks I can get it up to 90. It is nice to score goals. It was a good ball in from Sergi Canos. I love to score goals every day in training. Kicking any ball that goes into the back of the net is a lovely feeling.”
The match brought Brentford’s pre-season Training Camp in France to a close after a tough week in the shadow of Lake Geneva. Dean Smith’s side were pushed hard during their week away and Lasse thinks that hard work was well rewarded.
“It’s been really good: we had some of the best sessions I have had since I joined the club,” said Lasse. “Midweek we had some of the best sessions which were long and tough but they had a purpose. Everyone has worked really well. I have enjoyed most parts: we’ve also had some running to do. Most of it has been likeable so I am very pleased with what the lads have put in and what we have got out of it.”
The 23-man squad that headed out to France included three new faces with summer signings Luke Daniels, Kamo Mokotjo and Henrik Dalsgaard in the tour party. Lasse feels that the Brentford squad is an easy group to fit into and that is just what the new boys have done.
“I think the new boys have settled in,” said Lasse. “With Henrik being Danish I have tried to help him. We still have a lot of players from last year and we have a group that has been together so it is easier to settle in. I remember when I first came, I am not going to lie, I thought it was quite hard. The group was very new and everyone was sticking to themselves. Everyone was good lads but it is just hard when everyone is new because everybody is on their toes and they don’t know what to do. However, the new boys have settled in really well so far.”