Brentford manager, Thomas Frank has hailed his team for delivering “a top, top performance” in a 3-0 Premier League win over Burnley.
Frank’s Bees entered their home match against Burnley with no wins in eight matches across all competitions, only for goals from Yoane Wissa, Bryan Mbeumo and Saman Ghoddos to end that winless run.
“It was a good performance again,” commented Frank on their performance especially with 15 shots in the opening 45 minutes. “Actually, it was a top, top performance first half. That was us, especially at home.”
Frank also felt that his Bees could of killed the game off in the first half alone as he continued: “It’s rare that I say we should have been 3-0 up at half-time, but we should have. It was our best half of the season.”
Burnley however improved after half-time and limited Brentford to only eight shots in the second half, which Frank felt made the match “more even” until goals from Mbeumo and Ghoddos settled the game.
The 50 year-old admitted that achieving a nailed-on performance across 90 minutes is tough but wants his players to strive to play like they did in the first half, albeit for a much longer spell in future.
“It’s always difficult to play 90 perfect minutes, but the first 45 was close to perfect. But we should aim for it and try to do better.”
The Dane went on to praise his team for their positive attitude, creativity and energy throughout the game as he added: “The energy, top intensity, winning the ball back, one attack after another, going behind them, crosses – we were really, really on it.”
Up front, Neal Maupay started his first league game for the Bees since he joined on loan from Everton last month, as the Frenchman played centrally with Wissa and Mbeumo on the flanks.
“The front three looked very sharp and good together,” commented Frank on how excellently Maupay clicked with Wissa and Mbeumo in their first start together leading the line.
Victory also meant that Brentford moved up to 14th in the table and six points clear of the relegation zone.