Date: 14th March 2018 at 11:46pm
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Brentford goalkeeper Dan Bentley as reflected on the fact that Cardiff City kept knocking on the door in the midweek tie and unfortunately we kept letting them in.

With a three one defeat at Griffin Park on Tuesday evening to Cardiff who helped consolidate their position in second spot in the table with the result, Bentley clearly felt Brentford could’ve done more defensively in the game to help us take something from the match.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media following the game, our goalkeeper felt that the defeat could be laid squarely on our inability to defend as we normally do.

‘We knew the threat they have going forward but at the beginning of the game I thought we totally nullified them. We kept them in their own half, pinned them in and counter-pressed them very well. For the first 15 minutes we were on fire, but after that we didn’t deal with balls into the box well enough. They were knocking on the door and we let them open it. Conceding three is never nice. It’s well documented that I hate conceding goals – it’s a bit of a passion of mine so it makes sense that I’m a keeper.’

With the former Southend United stopper taking a knock during the first half, he had positive news on that front as he was just a bit sore rather than anything else.

‘My leg is a bit sore. I’ve got a couple of stud marks on my leg but I’ll be fine; it’d take a lot for me to miss games or be brought off. It’s all part and parcel of playing.’

With Brentford eight points adrift of the Play Off spots, Bentley remained confident that we could still close the gap in the remaining games and extend our season, albeit obviously we’ve made life a little bit tougher for ourselves.

‘We’ve given ourselves an uphill battle, there’s no two ways about it. Having said that, it only takes a couple of results to go your way and you`re back in the race. We’ve got to play a couple of the teams above us – starting on Saturday – so it’s crucial we take points off them and get ourselves back in the running.’

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