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Florian: “This was a really good season for me”

Brentford flying Dutchman looks back on his first full campaign in England

30 May 2018

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Florian Jozefzoon was happy with his form last season but, as ever, admitted it could always have been better. The winger found the net seven times, with eight assists, in 43 appearances as Dean Smith’s Bees finished ninth in the Sky Bet Championship. Having put his injury troubles at PSV behind him, the 27-year-old felt that last season was exactly wha he needed at this stage of this career.

Speaking to iFollow Brentford earlier this month, Florian said: “I think I can still do more. After my injuries at PSV this was a really good season for me personally. I started to play games and to become more important for the team. It’s been a long time since I had that feeling so for me it was a really good season. I want to add more goals and assists from being calmer in front of goal. That comes with game-time. If you play games then you will get that feeling and that’s what I did.”

Four wins from five in March and April saw The Bees carry their run for the Play-Offs into the final fortnight of the season, despite beginning the season without a win in eight league games. With the top six seemingly out of reach at times over the course of the campaign, the side’s refusal to quit was the big positive Florian took from the season.

“I have mixed feelings but I think that we did well as a group,” revealed Florian. I am happy but I am not satisfied; I always want more and I always want to be better. It could always be better but, all in all, it is a good season. It was a positive that we were going for the Play-Offs until the last two games. Some teams had nothing to play for and their football was different. I was really proud with how we kept knocking, and kept believing, in the Play-Off spot. Unfortunately, we didn’t make it but that was still a positive.”

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