Henrik Dalsgaard said that Brentford are keen to “end the season on a high” with Hull City the visitors to Griffin Park for the Sky Bet Championship season finale. Last weekend’s defeat to Barnsley ended The Bees’ Play-Off hopes, but Henrik stressed that Dean Smith’s side will be as hungry as ever come 12.30pm on Sunday.
“It took a couple of days to get the frustration out of the team but the end of the week has been a lot better and we’re ready for the next game. It’s all about finishing the season on a high and showing respect to our home fans who’ve been with us throughout the season. We need to play a good game and finish well.”
The former Zulte Waregem defender has made 32 appearances for Brentford this term, opening his account for the Club at Nottingham Forest last month. Henrik said he was happy with his first season in English football.
“It’s a very different league – it’s more physical and more intense – but I like the style of football here. I think it suits me well and hopefully next season will be even better. We don’t have the biggest budget in the league so we have done well this season, unfortunately it wasn’t quite enough to make the Play-Offs.”
Having been capped nine times for Denmark – most recently during a 1-0 victory over Panama in March – Henrik is hoping to be on the plane to Russia this summer alongside fellow Bees defender and compatriot, Andreas Bjelland.
“I don’t even think I know how big an honour it is – I think I’ll only understand that when, and if, I’m there. I’ve been giving 100 per cent all season to be in the squad this summer so it’d be huge for me. The transfer to Brentford has been really good for me; I’m playing against better players and showcasing my abilities to the Denmark Manager – it’s been a good step.”