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Maxime Colin reflects on a 'good second season'

Frenchman happy with top ten finish but pushing on ahead of next season

16 May 2017

Maxime Colin is looking forward to a rest now that the 2016/17 season has come to an end. The fullback spoke to iFollow after the Club's Player of the Season awards and gave us an insight into how his season went, as well as what he wants from the next campaign.

"We finished in the top ten again," said Max. "For a club like Brentford it is still really good. We can be a bit frustrated because we lost some games, at Rotherham and Blackburn away especially, where we should have maybe got more points. So it's been a good season but you always think you can do better, that's football.

"Last year I was a bit more injured so this year I am really happy because I played 40 games. 40 games is a really good second season for me, I worked really hard the last preseason to be ready and fit for this season. I tried to work hard, be my best and be the best on the pitch. This year was good but I know that I still need to work to be better."

He spoke a little bit about the squad, including what it is like to work with fellow Frenchman Yoann Barbet in the back four. Max also told us about some of the newer faces in the dressing room this season.

"It's much easier to come into a club where you already have a French player. Also, we have a really good relationship so it's always easier, if we can play on the pitch together it's the best. He is a really good player, with his left foot in the centre of defense it's really good. I enjoy playing with him and being around him off the pitch as well.

"The people who work at Brentford to recruit the players I think are really good. The players who came in, be it John Egan or Romaine Sawyers, we see that they bring us something more. Also, Rico Henry, when he was not injured was really good. I think Brentford is a really cool club, it's easy for a player to come here and it was good for the new players also."

Next year Max is confident that the team can push on. The 25-year-old wants to see The Bees break into the top six.

"You always have to improve yourself, I think I still need to improve my game. Of course now, I will rest a little bit now on holiday and be back in preseaon then work hard to help the team to be the best they possibly can be. Next year hopefully we expect to win at least a play-off place."


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