Jake Reeves said he was not going to be part of a Brentford team that were beaten by Queens Park Rangers.
The midfield man scored the fourth goal as Brentford’s Development Squad came back from 2-0 down to beat their rivals 4-2 in an Under-21 Professional Development League Two South clash.
Jake said he thought Brentford were “brilliant” and everything they had worked on in training with Development Squad Manager Jon De Souza had been put in to action.
“I was not going to come here today and lose to QPR,” said Jake.
“We have to beat these sorts of teams if we want to progress.
“We deserved to win.
“They went 2-0 up but only really had two chances.
“I thought we were brilliant.
“Everything we have been working on in training, everything Jon has been trying to teach us, came out today.
“We are trying to play like the First Team and it worked very well.
“It was frustrating to be 2-0 down and that can throw a team but we knew if we got the next goal, they would not be able to cope with us.
“The third goal was massive.”
Jake scored the fourth – after Luke Norris, Aaron Pierre and Antonio German had hit the back of the net – and said he was pleased with it.
The midfield player started Brentford’s opening First Team match this season, in the Capital One Cup against Walsall, and said his aim was to play well enough to force his way back in to contention.
“I was very pleased with my goal,” said Jake, speaking to Bees Player.
“I had to take it early as I was starting to cramp, I couldn’t go much further.
“If we win the ball in their final third, we will be one-on-one or two-on-two.
“We want to make teams play, press them high and force errors.
“I want to play well in these games, the gaffer gets to see it and hear about it.
“If I keep knocking at the door there will be a chance and I have to be strong enough to take it.”
Click here to see a full video interview with Jake Reeves on Bees Player.