Sergi Canos said The Bees squad couldn’t wish for more as they completed their first day in France at the beginning of a week-long Training Camp.
Brentford arrived in Divonne-Les-Bains last night and got straight down to business today with a double session, either side of a workout in the gym, as preparations for the new season intensified. With the week designed to get to know some new teammates, and put in the hard work on the pitch, Sergi believes it has been a good start so far.
“It is really important to be at one and know a little bit more about each other,” said Sergi, speaking to iFollow earlier this evening. “Sometimes you don’t get that much time with your teammates so that is really nice. It is a really good place to be. The weather is not that great but hopefully that will change. The facilities here are great. The hotel is really nice and the pitch is great. We don’t need anything else than that.”
The 20-year-old arrived in France fresh from scoring twice in The Bees 5-1 friendly win over Aldershot Town on Friday night. Sergi admitted it was nice to get his season up and running early and is looking forward to a good week of training building up to Saturday’s second friendly against Swiss Super League side Lausanne-Sport.
“It was a nice feeling to be back playing again after a month and a half,” said Sergi. “It is always nice to score so I am really pleased with that. I want to carry on my form from last season and hopefully be better. It has been tough out here but that is how pre-season is. We have to keep going and hopefully on Saturday we will be more prepared and stronger than last week.”
It was a frustrating end to 2016 for Sergi as he found game-time severely limited after his summer move to Norwich City. That lack of minutes carried over as Dean Smith looked to ease him back into action with The Bees following his Deadline Day move back to Griffin Park in January. Now, with a full pre-season planned, Sergi is excited about what the future might hold for both him and the team.
“When you come to a new club and you start late or you start, like I did last year, in February, it’s tough,” said Sergi. “Now I am really happy because I am starting with the team and everything is going really well. I hope that will stay the case this year. The ambition is clear. We want to be better than last year and hopefully get into the promotion places. It will be hard to do and it is a long way away so we have to be in really good form to do that. Hopefully we can have a really good pre-season and then I am sure we will get to that point but there is a long way to go.”