Frank proud despite Bees loss

06 January 2021 20:23:14 GMTPlus11

Brentford manager Thomas Frank says his team should be proud of themselves despite failing to reach the EFL Cup final after losing 2-0 to Tottenham.

Spurs will have the chance to lift their first trophy in 13 years after they outclassed their Championship opposition at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

We were brave, we pressed high, we wanted to play and try and control the game.

Thomas Frank

Moussa Sissoko opened the scoring in the 12th minute before Son Heung-Min wrapped up the victory in the second half. Brentford thought they had equalised when Ivan Toney headed home, only for VAR to rule him offside.

While Tottenham will now tackle either Manchester United or Manchester City in the final at Wembley in April, The Bees will turn their attention to the Championship, as they try to earn promotion, having lost in last year's play-off final.

The Bees are fourth in the table and unbeaten in 15 matches in the second tier and Frank says his players can take some valuable lessons away from Tuesday's defeat.

He told Sky Sports: "First and foremost, I must say I'm very proud of my team.

"The first VAR decision, we were inches from equalising. It was an open game, we had a top attitude, we were brave and an equaliser wouldn't have been a totally unfair result against a world-class team.

"We were brave, we pressed high, we wanted to play and try and control the game."

Frank's men face Middlesbrough in the FA Cup on Saturday, before taking on Reading in the Championship in a massive game at the top of the table.

Brentford will be hoping to use last year's disappointment as motivation and they are 2/5 to be promoted under Frank this season, while they are 12121/1 to secure the Championship title.

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