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“It is just important for me to play games and to show myself”

23 March 2017

Florian Jozefzoon reflects on life at Griffin Park

Brentford’s Dutch winger Florian Jozefzoon said he has enjoyed the challenge of life in the Sky Bet Championship following his January move from PSV Eindhoven. The 25-year-old has been a regular since his move across the channel making 11 appearances, five from the start, and feels the pace of play in England is something that suits him.

“It has been nice so far,” said Florian, speaking to Bees Player. “I have enjoyed trying to adapt to the situation, the players, and the competition here. The back-to-back games are difficult but I think the football suits me. It is high tempo and you have to stay sharp right until the final minute. We attack to push the opponents back and that is very good for me. I almost scored against Burton Albion but I got an assist which is also important. It was an important game because we have to win games.”

The former Ajax youngster’s current deal runs out in the summer, although there is an option to extend it by a further year. Despite the lack of long-term security, Florian said he is only focussing on what he can do on the pitch.

“It is just important for me to play games and to show myself,” said Florian. “I am not thinking about the contract or anything else. I am just enjoying playing football again and that is the most important thing. I want to reach the highest with Brentford and after that we will look at what might happen. The contract is an aside to football. There is nothing you can do to change it when you are playing so the most important thing is just to play. It will settle itself so I just try and play football.”

With eight games of the Sky Bet Championship season to go, The Bees are currently 14th in the table, but only three points off the top ten. Florian believes that there’s a real drive within Brentford’s squad to make sure they finish off the season as well as possible even if the Play-Offs appear out of reach.

“As a team everybody wants to finish as high as possible,” Florian revealed. “If possible you want to win all eight games and, even though it will be difficult, that is what we are going to try to do. None of us go into a game to rest or to take a point, we go into every game to win.”  

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