Brentford boss Frank insists claims about Leeds were misconstrued

Date published: Wednesday 12th February 2020 1:03 - Subhankar Mondal

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has said that Leeds United could not create much against them, and has dismissed suggestions that he played mind games ahead of the match between the two sides.

The Bees played out a 1-1 draw with Leeds at Griffin Park in the Championship on Tuesday evening.

A mistake from goalkeeper Kiko Casilla saw Said Benrahma put the home team ahead after just 25 minutes with a simple tap-in.

However, the West Yorkshire outfit restored parity in the 38th minute through captain Liam Cooper.

Ahead of the match, Brentford boss Frank had said that Leeds would fear his team, and that the Whites could not pick a worse place to play after a run of four defeat in five games.

But after the game, Frank dismissed suggestions that he was trying to mind games, but he believes that Leeds respected them and could not create too many chances.

“I don’t know, of course, but I think that they will think they got a point at a very difficult ground,” Frank told the London Evening Standard.

“I don’t do mind games. I think it was very well done by some of you journalists who took things out of context.

“Maybe they didn’t fear us, but I promise you, they knew it would be a difficult task. They definitely respected us.

“We know Leeds are one of the teams that create the most chances and in two games against us they created little. They dominate every game in this division.”

Over the course of the 90 minutes on Tuesday evening, hosts Brentford had 33% of the possession, took seven shots of which two were on target, and earned three corners.



Visitors Leeds had 67% of the possession, took 13 shots of which six were on target, and earned 10 corners.

The draw means that Marcelo Bielsa’s side are now second in the Championship table with 56 points from 32 matches, while Brentford are two points behind them in fourth.

The Bees’ next game in the league is against Birmingham City away from home on Saturday, while Leeds will face Bristol City at Elland Road on the same day.


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