Frank hails Brentford attitude

30 July 2020 20:16:07 GMTPlus10

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has described the club's playoff semi-final win over Swansea City in their last ever game at Griffin Park as a "magical moment".

Andre Ayew had given Swansea a 1-0 lead after the first leg at the Liberty Stadium in which the Bees were also reduced to ten men when Rico Henry was shown a straight red card.

But they made an excellent start to the return fixture, with Ollie Watkins and then Emiliano Marcondes netting to put the London side 2-0 up after only 15 minutes.

Brentford were playing their final game at Griffin Park after 116 years ahead of their move to a new 17,250-seat stadium next season and they were in dreamland when forward Bryan Mbeumo extended their lead to 3-0 early in the second half.

Liverpool loanee Rhian Brewster scored a consolation goal for Swansea with 12 minutes remaining but it is Brentford who will play either Fulham or Cardiff at Wembley for a place in the Premier League next season.

Speaking to BBC Radio London after the game, Frank said: "It was the way we did it, the approach.

"I always speak about attitude, hard work and togetherness and if you do all of those three things, you get a top performance.

"To be able to finish off at Griffin Park with a magical moment [was always the aim] and it was a really magical moment."

Meanwhile, Brentford are 1.53 to be promoted to the Premier League this season.

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