Jon De Souza said the 4-2 win over Queens Park Rangers was the best performance he had seen from Brentford’s Development Squad.
The Bees came back from 2-0 down to win the Under-21 Professional Development League Two South clash.
Luke Norris, Aaron Pierre, Antonio German and Jake Reeves scored for Brentford, who dominated the match and were unfortunate to be 2-0 down.
Jon said he was well aware of the rivalry between the Brentford and QPR, which made the win sweeter.
“We all knew it was a local derby,” he said.
“With how close the two clubs are and the two training grounds are, we knew it would be a nice game to win.
“We thoroughly deserved the win.
“From start to finish, I thought we battered them.
“It’s probably the best performance from a Development Squad since I have been at the Club.
“We conceded a goal from a set piece, which was annoying.
“Just before they scored their second I turned to the bench and said we needed to make the most of dominating the game.
“They scored when I was turned around saying it.
“I felt at half time, with the way we were playing, we would go on to win the game.
“I told the players they deserved to be winning and to go and win the game.
“To be fair, they did it.”
Brentford had to wait until the 65th minute for their first goal but Jon said he knew they would come if his players were patient.
He said they created enough to have scored ten goals and there was still work to do.
“We opened them up so much, I felt goals would come,” said Jon, speaking to Bees Player.
“In a way, we scored the scrappier goals and didn’t score the ones we should have.
“With the amount of chances we got and the way we created in the first half, the areas we got in to in the first half, I felt it we kept doing that, which we did, we would win the game.
“It was still nowhere near good enough.
“We definitely need to do a lot more work.
“We had enough chances to have reached double figures.
“We need to take our chances, if you look at them in the first half, they had two chances and they are in the back of the net.
“Sometimes that is the difference between playing in League One and the Premier League.”
Jon said the game gave an indication of what level Brentford were at.
Both teams played the game with mainly Under-21 players and Jon said The Bees compared well to the Premier League side.
Brentford have now won their last three games in the Professional Development League and face Brighton and Hove Albion next, on Monday October 22.
“QPR are trying to produce players for the Premier League,” said Jon.
“They are the same age as us so that gives a good indication of where we are at.
“We have come here against a Premier League club, with players the same age, and competed.
“It won’t always be like that but today was a proper Under-21s game.
“I’m pleased where we are at.
“We have now had three wins on the bounce and we go to Brighton for our next game full of confidence.”
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