Herson Alves spoke immediately after Brentford B’s victory at the Etihad Campus, highlighting the importance of his early goal in getting the Bees going.
“It’s good to come here and play against City and get a good result. We conceded one early, so it was good to get an goal early in the game and get the intensity back.”
Herson was pleased to wear the armband and repay the coaches’ trust in him.
“I’m not used to it, but even without the armband I’m a leader on the pitch. It’s good that the coaches’ trust me with that responsibility.
"Despite the number of goals Brentford B ended up scoring in the game, Herson was keen to highlight that it was no ease run out for the Bees.
“It looked easy because we scored a lot of goals, but it wasn’t. We had to work hard for the goals.”
The message from Kevin O’Connor at half time was to remain patient and for his side to have faith in the way they were playing.
“He was telling us that it was good half, and that If we do what we did in the first half we’ll get goals and win the game.”
Herson summarised Brentford B’s victory by saying:
“A good day in the office. A goal, a hat-trick for my boy [Joe Hardy]. What more can you ask?”
Looking ahead to this week’s Italy trip where Brentford B will take on both AC and Inter Milan, Herson believes the side are ready to embrace the experience.
“Three big teams. Everyone’s looking forward to playing against the big teams. It’s a once in a life time opportunity.”