Thomas Frank has slammed his Brentford side’s ‘impatient’ performance against Huddersfield in the Championship at the weekend, after the Bees sunk to a 1-0 loss at Griffin Park.
Brentford’s three-game winning streak came to a halt at home to Huddersfield on Saturday. Karlan Grant scored his ninth goal of the season after the hour-mark to give Danny Cowley’s side the win, and take them to 18th in the table – Brentford drop a place to 13th.
Speaking after the game, Frank said:
“I don’t know why we got so impatient today, why we were pushing so hard, almost too hard. When we move the ball around well then we actually have a chance to create a goal.
“I saw a lot of effort and will today, but we lacked the quality and the decision-making, and that’s the big thing we need to work on.”
The home side had the chance to win a fourth-straight league game for the first since October 2015, but on the day where the Championship’s two-form teams met, the Terriers were the ones who left victorious.
It gives them a four-point cushion to the relegation zone and leaves Brentford four points off the top-six – a win would’ve seen Frank’s side go into the top-half of the table for the first time this season.
The Dane has a week to reflect on their first home defeat since the opening day of the season, before he takes his side up to Wigan at the weekend.
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Everyone expected fireworks at Griffin Park on Saturday, but the clash between Huddersfield and Brentford was a rather subdued one.
Frank’s side never really started to play the football they’re capable of but the Terriers put in one of the most complete away performances they have in a long time.
Though they missed the chance to move into the top-half, another chance will soon come along. All Frank’s focus must now turn to Wigan at the weekend, where he’ll be hoping to rectify his losing start to the month.