Antonio German said Brentford’s Development Squad were made to pay for not taking their chances as they were beaten by Bristol City.
The striker set up an opener for The Bees – an own goal scored by Curtis Jones – and restored the lead after half time following an equaliser.
He said Brentford should have made the game safe before half time and then shut it out after going 2-1 up.
“I’m disappointed we lost,” he said.
“We had loads of chances in the first half and didn’t take them.
“That showed at the end.
“Our link-up play was really good at times.
“But they scored three times and won the game.
“When we went 2-1 up we should have shut the game out, but they got back in it.”
Antonio said he wanted to try and make the breakthrough to First Team football this season.
The striker said the Development Squad, now playing in a Professional Development League, trained like the First Team did and that would help them make the step.
“It’s good to get off to a good start [and score early] and I thought I played alright after that,” he said.
“We have worked on that in training, running in behind and we got a lot of joy out of it.
“We need to be doing what the First Team are doing.
“That’s the next step.
“We play the same formation and try to make the same movements.
“The second was a good move, a good counter-attacking goal.
“I am trying to make the next step and play games.
“I’m 20 and have been playing Reserve Team games for a long time.
“I want to get myself established.
“I am judged on goals, if I keep scoring I hope to get another chance.”
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