Adam Forshaw said nerves played a part in Brentford’s 2-1 defeat to Doncaster Rovers.
The Bees looked set for an away win as they were 1-0 up with 15 minutes remaining thanks to a Jonathan Douglas goal, set up by Adam.
The midfield man, speaking to Bees Player after the final whistle, said the players started to get a bit nervous, Doncaster scored a goal out of nothing – when David Cotterill scored from 30 yards – and Brentford couldn’t see the game out.
“We all feel terrible,” said Adam.
“It seems to be a recurring theme.
“We are not finishing teams off.
“We start to get a little bit nervous and a little bit naïve.
“We get the first goal and at that point we need to kick on and get the second or third, then you’d see some good football.
“The longer it stays 1-0, they have a chance.
“I think it creeps in to the lads’ minds.
“The first goal was something out of nothing.
“I thought we were looking comfortable.
“We couldn’t see the game out.”
Adam said Brentford’s system, with Toumani Diagouraga protecting the back four and Clayton Donaldson as a lone striker, worked well and gave The Bees an extra man at times.
He praised Jonathan Douglas for a run from deep that set up Brentford’s goal.
Adam played a pass through and Douglas put Brentford in front with a shot that went in off the crossbar.
“We know we can play good football,” said Adam.
“We want to play in to feet in midfield and use Clayton’s strengths, in behind them and in the channels.
“We will cause any team problems, we have nothing to fear.
“Toumani gave us the security; it can feel like an extra man on the pitch.
“The other four in midfield could express ourselves.
“For the goal, the run made the pass.
“With Toums sitting, it gave Dougie the licence to go and get a goal.”
Adam said it was important Brentford put the defeat behind them and looked to beat Coventry City at Griffin Park on Tuesday.
“We have to move on now, this has gone,” he continued.
“We have a home game on Tuesday and we have to get three points.
“Next time we come away we have to get that second goal.
“Then we can go on and play some good football.”
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