Brentford boss Thomas Frank hails impressive Onyeka and co after massive Third round Cup win, Ready to face Liverpool


Frank Onyeka was on for seventy-one minutes for Brentford as the Bees smashed League two side Oldham Athletic, 7-0 in the League Cup third round match on Tuesday.

Onyeka, who is making a gradual return from a brief spell on the sidelines, was handed the most minutes he has played in the last three games for the team.
The midfielder showed good form in the heart of the midfield for the Premier League side, covering every blade of grass.
“Oldham tried to play out through midfield but found it difficult to build any attacking momentum, with Frank Onyeka chasing all over the pitch when The Bees did not have the ball,” read the team’s match report.
He also had a chance to score, forcing a save from the Oldham goalkeeper in the first half.
Speaking on his team’s performance, Brentford boss Frank Thomas said:
“First and foremost, I’m very pleased with the performance, very pleased with the attitude from the players; bang on from the players not just because we scored the only goals but you just see the intensity in the pressure, the reaction in the counter pressing.
“I think that’s a very good marker to look for, if the players is up there and there’s everything to play for. I know we made 11 changes, all of them want to play in the Premier League, but we also need to find the right balance, because we want to go as far as possible in this competition; I’ve said that the whole time.”
“Some really good performances in there today as well, and I think also it’s important to keep that momentum going in terms of getting wins and good performances the whole time, so, very nice.”
Ahead of Saturday’s PL match against Liverpool at the Brentford Community Stadium, Thomas acknowledges it’ll be a difficult game, but welcomes the challenge of playing on of Europe’s best sides.
“It’s number one in the premier League (The Reds are second in the table) we’re facing, it’s one of the best teams in Europe this moment in time, can’t wait; honestly, could play tomorrow if it was.” [sic]
“Yeah, we know it’s going to be incredible difficult, but we’re up for it, we’ll try to be positive and try to attack.”


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