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Harlee Dean: “We didn’t show enough desire or heart”

14 March 2017

Skipper not looking for excuses in sloppy defeat.

Brentford Captain Harlee Dean refused to blame heavy legs for Tuesday night’s defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers. The side was 1-0 up with four minutes of normal time left but collapsed to concede two late goals to give Wolves a win they fully deserved.

“The whole game they were the better team and we were lucky to be even level,” said Harlee. “It was boys versus men today; too many bad performances, and chalk and cheese from Saturday. Consistency has been our problem this season and we showed it again tonight. 

“It wasn’t good enough and people all over the pitch weren’t good enough; we didn’t show enough desire or heart and that’s the disappointing part from us.”

The 25-year-old wasn’t happy about the performance and wanted more from the team. 

“When you’re the captain and the leader on the pitch that’s not how I want my teams to play and I know it’s not how the gaffer wants,” said Harlee. “We tried to rectify it on the pitch, but they fully deserved to win.”

He ruled out the excuse of tired legs, citing his opponents had been involved in more matches during this campaign.

“They had more games than us this season as they stayed in the FA Cup,” said Harlee. “There’s no excuses from anybody tonight. People need to have to have a long look at themselves and make sure they come in Thursday and get back on the training field and work hard.”

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