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'They are definitely the best team we have played'

Ollie Watkins on humbling 3-0 defeat at Wolves

3 January 2018

Ollie Watkins was in a reflective mood as he joined iFollow after Tuesday night's 3-0 defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers. The forward spoke about the match and praised the opposition for their commanding second half performance.

"We're all disappointed because in the first half we didn't really create many chances. We were still firmly in the game, [Daniel] Bentley made a few important saves. Going into the second half, we all felt quite comfortable and then we've fallen asleep and they've scored."

Going into half time at nil-nil was a positive for The Bees, Ollie feels the game plan was then to continue where the team had left it at the break.

"Stay in the game, they will get frustrated then everything will open up and we will start creating chances. Then they scored two in quick succession and we found ourselves a couple of goals behind.

"I don't think we were as organised in the second half. We were all in the wrong position, and against good teams you will get punished."

Asked about how obvious it is that Wolves are leading the Sky Bet Championship this season, Ollie said: "They are definitely the best team we have played and credit to them, I think they deserved to win it with their second half."

Ollie also mentioned Brentford's new signing Emiliano Marcondes, who joined the squad for the first time this season as an unused substitute. 

"It's nice to see a new face come in," said Ollie. "Hopefully now he'll bring more strength to the squad, so I'm looking forward to playing with him."

Dean Smith's side now face Notts County in the FA Cup on Satrday 6 January. Ollie was asked about his thoughts going into the tie.

"I haven't really though about it to be honest," he said. "Looking ahead, hopefully we can tick that off and then go through to the next round."


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