Brentford Town defender, Moses Odubajo is picking positives from his side’s los to Arsenal i the Carabao Cup, as he believes they gave their very best in the encounter.
Though Brentfod lost the game 3-1, footballlive.ng can report that Odubajo is of a view that his team gave The Gunners a good run for their victory, especially in the second half.
Odubajo made a long-awaited return to the pitch after recovering from injury, but could not save Brentford from being beaten in the third round of the League Cup on Wednesday evening at Emirates Stadium.
However, Odubajo reckons that his side would have won the game if they had converted their chances after halving the deficit twelve minutes after the restart.
Odubajo, who successfully went through his first game for more than two years, is in now contention to make his second English Championship League debut for The Bees in Saturday against Reading, ahead of which he praises his coach’s encouraging words for the team against Arsenal.
He recounted: ”The gaffer said a lot at half time and I think that gave us the courage and confidence that we needed to go on and get one goal back.
”A lot of positives to take out from the game, I think Premier League opposition in the first half, we gave them too much time on the ball and we got punished for that but in the second half a different team showed up.
”We were the better team for the rest of the half and it’s just unfortunate that we did not capitalize on the chances that we had. It’s a family team here, even 2-0 down, I always knew that we were going to get a chance to get back into the game.
”As the game went on, it felt like we would open them up and it certainly felt like we could have got an equalizer. At the death, when you play against Premier League teams, you make one mistake against world class players and the ball is in the back of the net and we are 3-1 down. ”