Date: 12th March 2018 at 9:42am
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Midfielder Nico Yennaris has said that Brentford suffered an unjustified loss to Millwall at the weekend.

Heading to The Den, a goal in the opening minute started what became a very disappointing afternoon for Brentford on the day as Andreas Bjelland required a fourth minute substitution after picking up an injury and despite best efforts, we just couldn’t get the equaliser.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media following the game, a frustrated Yennaris explained.

‘We’re disappointed. I think the better team lost today. Take the first minute out of the game and I thought we dominated from start to finish. It was just frustrating we couldn’t put one of our chances away.’

With the start to the game seeing a goal conceded as well as Bjelland’s injury, he went on to say.

‘It was a bad start. Andreas has picked up an injury as well so that’s not good. I think we responded well after that, I think we played our game, we created chances and we definitely should have won the game I feel. I don’t think they really had a chance after that, apart from the second half where they flick it on from a throw-in and Dan’s tipped it over.’

With Yoann Barbet finding the net but seeing the effort chalked off, Yennaris said he didn’t know if it was an error or not but he questioned why it had taken the assistant referee so long to decide on the decision.

‘I didn’t really see what happened. I saw him celebrating and then the linesman’s put his flag up. Whether he’s reacting to the fans I don’t know, we’ll have to wait and see on the video.’

The former Arsenal youngster admitted talk at the half time break was positive as everyone felt it was a matter of time before we got back in the game as long as we kept performing as we did, but it wasn’t to be.

‘The gaffer said we just need to move it a bit quicker, we needed to create a bit more and exploit the spaces. I definitely felt we did that, it was just frustrating that we didn’t knick one in the end. I don’t have the answer for you honestly, it’s baffling. It’s disappointing and I know everyone is frustrated that the better team has lost today.’

He did feel there were positives to take from the match however, but clearly we need to be sharper in front of the net.

‘I don’t think the boys ever stopped. In the second half we kept going and going, obviously we stayed switched on at the back and I think we played most of the game in their half in the second half. I thought we were on the front foot, we had two off the line, hit the bar and the post. It’s just one of those days where we couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net and the better team lost.’

With Cardiff on Tuesday evening, he ended by explaining that the players were relishing that test and hopefully it would be a quick return to winning ways.

‘We’ve got to put it right Tuesday and I think it’s a TV game as well so we’ll have to bounce back. We’ll go over it tomorrow and learn from it and get ready for Tuesday. The top six has always been the aim. I don’t think the boys have lost sight of that. This is disappointing but we have to bounce back and keep fighting to the end.’

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