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“We will only be satisfied when we reach our goal”

Florian Jozefzoon looks ahead to tomorrow’s visit from Norwich City

26 January 2018

Florian Jozefzoon has re-iterated that Brentford haven’t achieved anything yet as they continue to chase down the top six in the Sky Bet Championship. The Bees are unbeaten in 13 home league matches and have won five of the last six in the second tier to move up to ninth in the table. Ahead of the weekend’s visit from Norwich City to Griffin Park, Florian told iFollow Brentford that the team won’t be taking their foot off the pedal as they chase down the top six.

“If you are satisfied then your season is over,” revealed Florian. “We are happy that it is going this way but we are not satisfied. We will only be satisfied at the end when we reach our goal. This is not the moment for that. It’s the second part of the season now so every team wants to get points. This part of the season is different because it is 18 cup finals. Everybody is on it and they want to take the points from you. We have already played Norwich City twice so maybe they will try something but we are just going to prepare for ourselves. We don’t have to care what they do, we just have to do our job and give everything.”

Should he be involved on Saturday, Florian will chalk up 50 appearances in red and white following his move from PSV a little over a year ago. The winger has scored five goals, and assisted eight, during his time so far. Having endured injury-hit years in Holland, Florian has missed just two matches since moving from Holland, fitness consistency which has really pleased the 26-year-old.

“I didn’t know that,” Florian admitted when told about his impending milestone. “It’s going quickly if it is already 50 games. It is nice for me to reach that but for me it is just about giving everything to the club if I play. Where I came from with PSV, and not playing because of injury, it is really nice to have played 50 games already. It could always be better and that is what I am chasing. I want to get better each week and I want to become more important for the team.”

With the return to fitness of Alan Judge and Lewis Macleod, plus the arrival of Emiliano Marcondes, the competition for places in the Brentford squad is fiercer than ever. Florian feels that it is the sign of a good club when you have so many players fighting for places in the squad and that can only help to keep the good run going.

When asked about The Bees recent run of form, Florian said: “And still it can be better. We are flying but we still have our feet on the ground. There are 18 games left and we have to take it game by game. The group is getting bigger and the group is getting fitter. It is going to be hard for Dean to pick the team. It doesn’t matter who he picks, everybody is ready. Everybody who he doesn’t pick has to show that they are ready. That is what I call a good problem. At a top club there is competition. All the top clubs have three or four good players and you have to prove that you deserve to be in the team.”


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