Definite Penalty For Mokotjo
Kamohelo Mokotjo has said it was a definite penalty in Brentford's draw with Middlesbrough at the weekend.
Heading to the Riverside Stadium, Dean Smith has already spoken about the three penalty shouts on the day and his belief that all three (including the one for Boro) should've been awarded, Mokotjo told the Official Site that the penalty involving him was guaranteed and the referee got it wrong.
'It was definitely a penalty. He touched me, I went to ground and looked up at the ref. The boys say he was about to blow his whistle but he didn`t so then I got up, I don`t think you can play an advantage on a penalty in the box so perhaps that was a mistake from him. He said he thought I wasn`t touched, but everyone saw that he was about to blow for a foul. Sometimes it`s just what referees do.'
Coming out of the game with a point, Mokotjo admitted he wanted more from the game, and really it should've been all three points.
'It was a good point, I think we deserved more. We just didn`t capitalise on the chances we created. A good point away from home and we can work from this. It was a hardworking midfield today. I think we know that it`s not easy coming here and getting a result, which we did today. Even though we feel like we lost two points, we gave it our all until we were substituted for the other two midfielders. That`s all that matters for the team.'
He went on to add.
'We tried to play our way as much as possible. Most of the time it was just the simple things that got us into trouble and we conceded goals. I just feel like we lost two points today but we can work with this. You can see how much the boys are working. It`s going to come, we believe in it and we`re all positive.'
As for his own start to life at the club, the 26 year old went on to say.
'My start to life here has been good. You`ve seen me play in a few different positions in midfield, like today as one of the number eights. I`ve adapted well to that and I feel the football is going well, that`s a positive for me. The game here is something I`m growing into. The intensity is much higher and I`m getting used to that so that`s another positive.'