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Thomas Frank apologises to the Brentford travelling support after 4-1 defeat at Southampton

Thomas Frank apologises to the Brentford travelling support for his side’s four-one defeat at Southampton and laments his facet for a deficiency of concentration… but insists the Saints ‘didn’t build anything’

  • Brentford experienced their 3rd reduction in 5 league video games by getting rid of to Southampton
  • Thomas Frank’s facet went down four-one on the south coastline to slip down to thirteenth place
  • The Bees boss apologised to the followers and rued his side’s deficiency of concentration
  • But Frank promises Southampton failed to build much and mentioned the match was even

Thomas Frank has apologised to the Brentford followers who designed the 140-mile round journey to Southampton to see their facet eliminate four-one on Tuesday night time – and promises his Bees facet will need to be additional switched in video games. 

The west Londoners conceded two ambitions in both halves to slip down underneath the Saints in the Premier League table to thirteenth – and history their 3rd defeat in four matches. 

Danish boss Frank was adamant that Southampton ‘didn’t build anything’ in the match, inspite of going down four-one to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s facet, but did acknowledge his facet had been punished for a deficiency of concentration.  

Thomas Frank apologised to the Brentford fans for his side's 4-1 loss to Southampton

Thomas Frank apologised to the Brentford followers for his side’s four-one reduction to Southampton

The Bees conceded twice in both halves to record their third league loss in four matches

The Bees conceded twice in both halves to history their 3rd league reduction in four matches

‘First, thank you very much to our followers for travelling down listed here,’ Frank informed the Brentford media channel. ‘(It was a) whole support, most ability, crammed out. I’m sorry we couldn’t do far better. 

‘A big issue in a Premier League match, if we are not one hundred per cent at it for each and every next, we’ll be in issues or can be in issues. And today we acquired punished tricky. 

‘Southampton had been a minimal bit additional on the ball than us, but they had been not as perilous. They failed to build anything at all in the open up match.’

Hasenhuttl’s Saints took the direct early on when James Ward-Prowse, who Frank claimed experienced the finest appropriate foot in earth football just before the match, crossed the ball in for Jan Bednarek to head house an opener.

Frank insists that Southampton 'didn't create anything' in open play despite scoring four times

Frank insists that Southampton ‘didn’t build anything’ in open up perform inspite of scoring four periods

Brentford responded in exceptional vogue when Vitaly Janelt found the web mid-way by means of the very first-50 %, but Ibrahima Diallo’s long-range shot came off the post and in the web through goalkeeper Alvaro Fernandez for an personal goal just before the break. 

With the Bees urgent for an equaliser in the next-50 %, Saints forward Armando Broja scored a solo goal on the counter-assault just before Che Adams scored a fourth to place the consequence past any sensible question. 

Frank exposed that he and his players will ‘look inside’ to obtain a alternative to their most current defeat, but even now promises his even now had been on a very similar level to Southampton on Tuesday night time.

The Danish boss says his and Ralph Hasenhuttl's side were more even than the scoreline shows

The Danish boss suggests his and Ralph Hasenhuttl’s facet had been additional even than the scoreline displays

‘A large amount of it is in the timings of the ambitions,’ Frank included. ‘They scored four ambitions on 5 prospects, two they can’t miss. 

‘So in common, we will need to be one hundred per cent at it. We will need to seem within, I will need to seem within. The players will need to be far better on the ball and on the next balls.’

‘I think there is certainly a large amount to learn from this match. Southampton are an seasoned Premier League facet. I think we had been additional even than we showed today. Which is why it can be so tricky and so disappointing. But today we can’t say there was a big variation.’