Saïd Benrahma sent out a warning to the rest of the Sky Bet Championship after Tuesday night's victory over Swansea City. The attacker curled home on the half-hour to set us on our way to a 3-0 success in South Wales, in the process opening his scoring account for the campaign. Speaking after the game, the 24-year-old, who contributed 11 goals and 17 assists last term, feels he has even more in the locker and backed Head Coach Thomas Frank to be the one to get that out of him.
“I am getting there,” said Saïd, discussing his path back to top form. “The confidence is coming back and I feel I have even higher levels to hit. In Thomas [Frank], I have a Head Coach who I really get on with. He gives me all of his trust and that is really good for me. I want to give my 100 per cent for him because he does everything he can to help me.”
Following Saturday’s late drama against Millwall, Tuesday’s win at The Liberty Stadium was more straight forward but no less impressive. After Saïd’s superb opener, Jake Bidwell struck at the wrong end before Bryan Mbeumo wrapped up a first win in South Wales since 1995 with another finish of real quality after the break.
“It was a really good game,” reflected Saïd. “We were a real team; we defended as one and attacked as one. The most important thing is that we are showing we are really together as a team at the moment. I am really happy for everyone. I scored my first goal of the season which gives me pleasure but the most important thing was the three goals and the three points. It was great to celebrate with the fans at the end and we hope that can continue.”
Tuesday’s three points lifted the side into the top-half with the small matter of a trip to Queens Park Rangers on the horizon this Monday. The Algerian international feels the team are hitting their stride at just the right time for the big derby.
“We are a team that attacks together and defends together,” said Saïd. “It doesn’t matter who scores, we are all happy. That is the most important thing going forward. QPR is a really important match for us; it is a game that we are going there to win. It is important that we perform as we did [against Swansea City]. We have to be a cohesive team. We are playing well at the moment and we want to continue this momentum.”