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Lasse Vibe: 'We were confident'

Danish striker reflects on a good day away from home with The Bees

20 January 2018

Lasse Vibe was happy with his contribution to Brentford's 1-0 win over Reading on Saturday afternoon. The Danish striker scored a second-half winner for The Bees and joined iFollow for an interview after the game.

"I'm a bit tired," said Lasse. "I feel good, that wasn't our best performance but there was a lot of graft in there and a lot of hard work. To be honest, that's what we asked for today really and we proved that it was enough.

"We probably should have won by a goal more but we got lucky in the end as well so it was a good win."

Going in with a nil-nil scoreline at half-time, Lasse told iFollow that the team felt positive and that the message was to keep going.

"We were confident. We were on them, we wanted them to play out and still press them. I thought we had a good gameplan and we were talking about it saying it is just a matter of time before we got those clear cut chances. I mean, that pass from Rom [Sawyers] to Flo [Jozefzoon], which led to my goal, was illegal."

There was a great sense of relief when the 30-year-old scored in the 75th minute to give The Bees a one-goal lead. The game looked like it had been destined to remain goalless until the end.

"I was very happy," said Lasse. "In front of the fans, 3,000 of them, some of the staff asked me in the dressing room how it felt. You can't really describe it, it doesn't get much better than that.

"The following we got here was amazing, to score a winner in front of them. I barely heard a Reading fan all game so well done to our fans."

Lasse now has seven goals in his last eight games, and admits he is brimming with confidence. 

"I am. I feel good. I think everyone can see that as well, and I'm happy to just try and stay on the right track, work hard and goals will come.

"It didn't feel that tough out there to be honest, no disrespect to Reading because I think they are a good team. They tried to play but it just felt like we didn't get the clear cut chances that we probably deserved.

"In the first half there were a couple of times where we just needed that last pass in but I think in the end we deserved the win."

Brentford now occupy ninth place in the Sky Bet Championship, sitting three points behind Sheffield United in sixth. When asked how much attention he is paying that fact, Lasse responded: "The gaffer said before the game today that this was our most important game of the season because this was the next one. So that's our mentality.

"We've sort of been everywhere in the last couple of years in this league and I think we've got a squad together now that knows you're not going to get anywhere by looking at that table. All it takes is wins like this, so that's what we are focusing on next game."


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