'We can't afford to settle for draws, and won't' insists Brentford boss Frank
Thomas Frank says he is determined to keep looking for wins rather than settle for draws as his team enter the business end of the promotion campaign.
The Bees battled back well from 2-0 down to draw with Blackburn Rovers in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off, but there was no question of believing that was enough.
It was the third draw in a row for the Bees, who missed the chance to go third because of the dropped points, and the Danish boss knows they could be damaging in the long run because the pursuit of three points is vital.
“It’s a little bit of a tricky one, because you like to be unbeaten, because I think that means a lot to a team,” said Frank.
“But if, say, I could win only one of the last two games and lose the other one, that would give us one more point, which could be crucial in the end.
“So I think it’s important, just like we did today, that you could all see that we went for that winning goal.
“A lot of teams or clubs would say: ‘Ok, we get a point, we were 2-0 down, but when you have totally momentum we have to go for it. We also went for it in Birmingham [last week].
“I think in both games we produced the two chances to kill the game, so I think it’s important we attack, attack, attack. And we will do that. For the rest of the season we will attack.”
Blackburn had a chance to regain the lead but were hanging on grimly by the end, and having had 20 shots at goal, the Bees will feel they should have taken all three points.
“They looked so tired, the last 10 or 15 minutes, which is a big praise to our team. I’m very, very proud of what they produced out there,” Frank said.
“The four main pillars of what we are trying to do is always show top attitude, and keep going, a lot of hard work throughout the game, big, big togetherness – you need that especially when you are down 2-0 and it’s not easy – and then we need to put in a performance, which is also about quality.
“Not everything was perfect, but when we really clicked you could see we created enough chances to get a goal.
“The way we were relentless going forward and went to a very offensive solution, kept producing chances. We were totally on top of them and we produced the chances that could have given us the win.”