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Emiliano keen to replicate FC Nordsjaelland form with Bees

Danish attacker speaks to iFollow Brentford after officially joining club

2 January 2018

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New signing Emiliano Marcondes can’t wait to get going in west London after completing his move to Brentford from Danish Superliga side FC Nordsjaelland.

The 22-year-old became a Brentford player on Monday, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal at the end of his contract in Denmark. Emiliano has lit up the Danish top flight this season with 17 goals and nine assists in 19 league games and was the Alka Superliga Player of the Month for November. The Danish youth international signed a pre-contract agreement with The Bees back in July and feels that having his future settled enabled him to really express himself on the pitch.

“It has been a great season,” Emiliano told iFollow Brentford after Saturday’s win over Sheffield Wednesday. “I couldn’t have imagined it going better. I am very happy to finish that well with FC Nordsjaelland and I am looking forward to getting over here and doing the same. During the games, it felt like I was calmer on the ball and I didn’t get too stressed about my future. Everything was settled and I could just keep my mind on the game. That was maybe why I played so well. I hope that I can bring that when I come here. I like to keep the ball a lot and play quick passes but the main thing is to be calm in the team and not get stressed.”

With the Danish Superliga pausing for the winter break in early December, Emiliano has had time to get settled in London and see The Bees in action over the Christmas period. He travelled with the squad to Carrow Road for the victory over Norwich City and then watched on from the stands as Aston Villa and Sheffield Wednesday were beaten on home soil. Emiliano admitted that he was a very nervous spectator and is now just looking forward to getting out on the pitch.  

“I must be bringing some good luck,” Emiliano joked when talking about The Bees winning run. “They have been three very good games with a lot of high-tempo in the game. We could have closed all three before but they were very good performances by the guys. It is a very strong team and we have many good players. I know what I can do for the team and I have seen lots of development in this team. I am just looking forward to playing with these guys. I just want to play. I have been sitting outside for three games now. It has been a bit too nervous at some points so I just want to be with the guys on the field.”

Given his form in Denmark, many Bees fans have been counting down the days until Emiliano’s arrival in England, something which the attacker said was a really special feeling.  

“It has been crazy,” admitted Emiliano. “The fans have been messaging me and it feels amazing be welcomed like that by the fans. I really love that. The atmosphere is great. The fans are so involved in the game with every refereeing decision, tackle, or goal-scoring chance. It is nothing like in Denmark and that is something which I really love.” 

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