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B Team 'couldn't get going at all' says Ali Coote

Midfielder talks about QPR defeat and Brentford B's first loss in nine

6 September 2017

Ali Coote was disappointed with Brentford B's performance in their 3-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers U23 on Tuesday night. The Scottish midfielder spoke to iFollow after the match to discuss the encounter.

"Yeah, I thought the boys were sloppy," said Ali. "I don't know whether it was the days off due to the international break or what, but we just couldn't get going at all."

The defeat was the B Team's first such result of the season so far, having won eight of their previous games. Ali added his thoughts on the unfortunate loss in their ninth match.

"It had to come at some point I suppose, and today they were better than us on the day. I think if we'd have taken our chances, it would have been a different game. Good teams take their chances even when they play bad and come out with a result, but it wasn't our day today.

"I just think that chances were falling to boys' weaker feet in a game of fine margins. I think we did probably deserve one or two, maybe not to get anything out of the game, but I think we did at least deserve a goal or two."

That match was the first time Ali had played at Griffin Park after arriving over the summer. It's an experience he seems to have enjoyed, despite the scoreline.

"Yeah, definitely, it was nice to play under the lights, it's a great pitch and I really enjoyed it. Hopefully, many more to come."

There were lessons to be learned on the pitch on Tuesday night, Ali pointed that out before moving on to talk about the B Team's upcoming trip to Berlin.

"It's just a need to try and motivate the team when we're not playing well and we've started the game poorly or the quality has not been there. To try and get that energy and positivity to try and get the result in the end.

"I think it's a good way to get the form back again, get some good results abroad and then hopefully bring it back here to Brentford."


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