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Florian Jozefzoon on Sunderland draw

Winger reflects on enthralling encounter at Griffin Park

21 October 2017

Florian Jozefzoon admits he would have given up his goal this afternoon for the three points as Brentford were held at home by Sunderland. Nico Yennaris poked home from close range after Florian had hit the post but Lewis Grabban’s double either side of a Daniel Bentley own goal gave The Black Cats a 3-1 lead at the interval. Florian then curled home a sublime free-kick two minutes into the second-half before Neal Maupay deflected home the winger’s shot late on to secure a point.

Speaking to iFollow Brentford after the game, Florian said: “It was nice to contribute but the important thing is the team. We didn’t play well in the first-half and we knew that at half-time. It was a really important time to get that goal at the start of the second-half. It gave us belief and we were able to make it 3-3 at the end. We aren’t happy because we thought we should have won the game but at least we didn’t lose. Extending our unbeaten run is good: it just gives us that bit more confidence going forward.”

Florian’s performance this afternoon mean he has now contributed four assists and a goal in Brentford’s last four matches. The 26-year-old was obviously pleased with his contribution and feels The Bees have threats from all over the pitch at the moment.

“The lads were feeling me today and getting the ball to me,” said Florian. “It is always good when you are able to contribute to the team. I have been doing a lot of work with the coaches on set-pieces so I’m really happy to have scored one but I would rather have got the three points. We have people scoring from all over the pitch which shows how well we are playing. Opposition teams can’t just mark our strikers out of the game. If they mark our strikers then we have myself, Nico Yennaris, Romaine Sawyers, and others who can all score.” 

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