Carsley - We'll Only Get Better
Head coach Lee Carsley has said he feels the Brentford squad will only get stronger in the future following our three nil victory over Charlton Athletic yesterday.
Video - Charlton Highlights
Audio - Carsley Talks Charlton Win
With goals on the day coming from Swift, Judge and Vibe, it was a comfortable victory over Charlton, and a delighted Carsley told the Official Site in his post game press conference, that he really felt the side were starting to show their quality now that confidence has started to return.
'I thought we started the game jittery first 20 minutes. I was worried going into the game about the energy levels because I realised we`d expended a lot against Wolves to keep them suppressed and at bay. We knew we`d get better as the game wore on. I was wary of the fact we`d start slow given the form that Charlton were in, I knew they would start fast, but that`s where you need you defenders to defend; Harlee, Tarky and Butts were outstanding in that period, keeping them at bay. As the game went on, we got better and got stronger, got our legs back, and scored at a good time with Swifty, a nice move.'
The gaffer went on to say that the return of confidence and belief to the group had almost been tangible and he was definitely seeing it on the training pitch, and as the game drew on he felt the fans could see it in the game itself - especially once we got that opening goal and really settled down.
'We`ve spoken about it during the week how quick they have seemed to turn their confidence round. They are good players; it`s down to them, their attitudes, the way that they`ve worked, their work ethic, the way that they pull together. It`s good now that the new signings are starting to get more involved, part of a winning team because that will do their confidence good and hopefully they will all realise how important they are to the Club.'
With three victories in a week and Carsley still to be drawn on whether he would want the role on a permanent basis, he was pressed on whether he still accepted and expected a new head coach to come in and replace him in the near future.
'Nothing`s changed. The main thing is that the Club`s in a better position now than what it was after the Birmingham game. Like I said all along, it`s a fantastic job and a really good club. It`s a job that a first-time manager shouldn`t be in. This is a fantastic job for an experienced manager to take it into the Premier League, especially with the players that we`ve got. You think of the players that are in the treatment room that will be coming back, this team`s only going to get stronger.'