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Pontus on 'unbelievable feeling' after Millwall victory

Bees captain looks back on a dramatic finale at Griffin Park

21 October 2019

Pontus Jansson spoke to us after Brentford pulled off a stunning comeback to win 3-2 over Millwall on Saturday afternoon. After the final whistle, we caught up with him to talk about the win, confidence within the team and heading to South Wales on Tuesday night.

"It was an unbelievable feeling of course," he told us. "It's nice to walk back to the dressing room seeing the smiles on everyone's faces. From the groundsmen, to the players and the staff working around the club, it feels nice.

"How many points have we lost in the last ten minutes during this season? I said to the boys, if we keep doing the same things and work hard then it's going to come back to us. Today, it came back with three points so I'm happy, and we will continue to work hard for the whole season."

The Swedish international also told us he had every faith the team would pull through.

"Of course, you have to believe, especially me as the captain I have to motivate my players. It's tough when you realise it's 2-0 with ten minutes to go, but we always work hard and that attitude comes from everyone. We always believe we can turn games around if we go behind.

"We talked about it before the game, set-pieces are how Millwall can maybe hurt us. They then scored two goals coming from set-pieces, fair enough they're good at it and we must respect them. We give them credit for that, also credit to us for working so hard for 90 minutes. I always believed we could win."

The 28-year-old then admitted that it can be hard on you, even if you know what to expect.

"Millwall is always tough, we know how they play but even if you know, it's still tough. We talked about set-pieces the whole week and they still scored twice, you give credit to the opponent when they deserve it.

"We believed for 90 minutes, even when we thought we should be one or two up in the first half. It's frustrating that we didn't score our chances, but I think this week can change the whole season."

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Pontus was also pleased that he could take in the applause around the pitch with the fans at the final whistle.

"I think it's a good time to celebrate, on the pitch. Then when you come into the dressing room, you just start to prepare for the next game on Tuesday. That's the good and bad thing with the Championship, there's a lot of games. The time on the pitch, after the whistle is always the nicest time to celebrate and be happy. Now for me, I'm just doing everything I can to be ready for the Swansea game.

"This win changed a lot, of course you want to go there on Tuesday and win, but we also have to know it's a tough game, we have to respect our opponents and I have no doubt it will be a good game."


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