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Nico Yennaris: “I’ve started to hit the form that I was in last year”

Midfielder discusses Brentford’s trip to The Cardiff City Stadium

16 November 2017

Nico Yennaris said that he’s happy with his form ahead of Brentford’s trip to Cardiff City on Saturday. The 24-year-old, who has already racked up 18 appearances this campaign, said that the international break provided some welcome respite ahead of a demanding run of fixtures.

“It’s always nice to have some recovery time – particularly as the next break isn’t until March,” Nico told iFollow Brentford. “It’s going to be a few months of hard graft, but it gives us a chance to keep our run going - we’ve been on good form lately.”

The Bees are unbeaten in nine league games – a run stretching back to the victory at Bolton Wanderers on 23 September. Nico was adamant that form was always going to turn after a challenging start to the season:

“We performed really well during the games in which we lost at the start of the season; on the coach back from away grounds we’d be looking at each other questioning what we could have done better. It was a case of maintaining belief in our approach with the belief that the results would come – we couldn’t play that well while continuing to lose. We’ve tightened up defensively, we’re performing well and the results are coming.”

With four goals in 18 appearances including a stunning strike during Brentford’s victory at The Macron Stadium, the former Arsenal man reported that he was happy with his own form during the first third of the season:

“Over the last five weeks I’ve started to hit the form that I was in last year. I’ve been pleased with my performances this season; I feel as though I’m in a good mood and good form at the moment.”

Nico was in bullish mood when drawn on the matter of The Bees’ trip to the Welsh capital on Saturday:

“It’ll be a tough game as it always is against a Neil Warnock side. When we’re away from home there’s perhaps a bit less pressure on us – with the way we play, opposition fans get frustrated as we’re a team that likes to dominate possession and created a lot of chances.”


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