Goalscorer Lasse Vibe speaks after his double helps sink Nottingham Forest
Lasse Vibe felt it was a very good Brentford performance as Dean Smith’s side wrapped up a third win in four after a 3-2 success over Nottingham Forest at The City Ground. Lasse struck either side of the break to fire The Bees into a two-goal lead before setting up Jota for the third with 20 minutes to play. The home side grabbed two late consolations though Ben Brereton and Zach Clough but it wasn’t enough as The Bees extended their recent good run of form.
After scoring at The City Ground last season as well, Lasse joked: “I do enjoy myself here. It’s a nice ground and I score some goals here," before adding, "It was a very good performance. We were dangerous on the counter-attack. We were organised to win the ball back and get on the attack quickly and I thought that we did well. We have been trying to add that to our game because, especially away from home, we are good at keeping the ball and frustrating the crowd. On the other side of it we are switching on a bit more defensively. If we are organised then, when we get the ball, we can go on the counter attack when it is on, like it was today.”
Lasse’s eighth and ninth goals of the season owed much to the work of Jota and Sergi Canos before the Danish striker returned the favour to Jota late on. The Bees are the Sky Bet Championship’s leading scorers in 2017 and Lasse admitted it’s a great team to be a striker in at the moment.
“It was nicely done by Sergi Canos for the second goal as he set me up one-on-one with the goalkeeper,” said Lasse. “He came out and there wasn’t much I could do so I was very happy to see it go in. It was nice for Sergi to get an assist as he has created a lot for us in the last few weeks. I am always trying to set up my teammates when I can. Jota set me up for the first goal and I set him up for the third goal. It is always nice to give something back to the guys who work so hard to get me on the scoresheet. With the attacking talent in this team you know you aren’t the only threat. We have got midfielders like Nico Yennaris and Romaine Sawyers who are arriving in the box. We have a lot of strings and when we defend like we did for the bits that I saw today, then we look like a strong team.”
Tuesday’s three points moved The Bees back into the top half of the table after three wins in four. With the Play-Offs 15 points away, Lasse believes the team will just continue to take things one game as a time and try and end the season with as much momentum as possible.
“We are on a run now and we want to continue it,” said Lasse. “We want to keep going and keep climbing. We know that if we win games then we will keep climbing the table. We are a young team and we are enjoying it. It doesn’t matter if the Play-Offs are gone, we are just trying to get as many points as possible and see what happens at the end of the season. I enjoyed seeing Reece Cole coming on. He has been on the bench a lot recently and I am happy that he got on today. We have young players in every position. Some of them are really experienced and we need to make sure that we stay consistent.”