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Marcus Forss: 'we showed character to come back'

B Team striker talks brace against Man City and hitting 20 goals for the season

2 May 2018

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Marcus Forss netted twice in Brentford B’s 4-3 defeat at Manchester City on Tuesday afternoon. The 18-year-old spoke to iFollow after the game to discuss his record this season.

”I don’t think the first half was good enough from us,” said Marcus. “In all departments it wasn’t good enough, it wasn’t working well enough. Then in the second half we showed character to come back into the game.

”Then, again, a few mistakes and the game got away from us again. To be fair, we carried on fighting to the end and it was a good fight from the lads.”

The two goals scored by Marcus, either side of a Bradley Clayton penalty, sent him to a tally of 20 for the season. With that sort of return, we asked him how happy he was with his work in Brentford B.

”Personally, I am happy with it. Obviously we have one more game so there’s still time to get a few more goals.”

Asked about how he felt after the game, he said: ”It was a good physical battle, especially with their defenders because they were very physical. I thought we dealt with it well, especially in the second half to be honest.

”The hardest things were the physicality of the game, but also getting on the ball. In the first half it was so tight in the middle of the park but second half it got a lot better.”

Right at the end of the game Brentford had chances to snatch a draw or even a win. Joe Hardy saw one cleared off the line and Theo Archibald hit the crossbar, which Marcus puts down to bad luck.

”It was unlucky but we didn’t get to our usual levels. Maybe this is a learning point for next week. Get it right and then we don’t reach the point where we have to score at the end.”

We also asked Marcus if he was looking forward to getting back to Griffin Park. He said: “Very much so. It’s a great place to play and we can get revenge on Man City.”

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