Thomas Frank reveals Brentford’s blueprint to cease Erling Haaland of their shock win at Man Metropolis as he claims their game-plan was to shut down Kevin de Bruyne and starve the Norwegian ahead of service
- Brentford boss Thomas Frank shares how his facet stopped Erling Haaland
- The Norwegian drew at clean in opposition to Brentford’s backline on the Etihad Stadium
- The Bees shocked Man Metropolis by securing a 2-1 win over champions on Saturday
- Ivan Toney scored each objectives days after lacking out on the World Cup squad
Thomas Frank supplied the blueprint to stopping Erling Haaland after Brentford shocked Manchester Metropolis.
Ivan Toney scored twice, together with a 98th-minute winner, however Frank lavished reward on his again three for lowering 18-goal Haaland to at least one shot on the Etihad Stadium.
Frank believes the key was not specializing in the Norway worldwide, however stopping the provision into him from midfield.
Thomas Frank celebrates Brentford’s shock win over Manchester Metropolis on the Etihad stadium
Erling Haaland endured a irritating afternoon and drew a clean in opposition to Brentford in defeat
‘I actually hoped they performed Haaland as a result of it’s solely a very huge win in the event you beat them with Haaland within the line up,’ Frank mentioned.
’We had a gameplan and it positively succeeded. We tried to concentrate on closing down [Kevin] De Bruyne, he had only a few balls in harmful areas.
‘We had been very conscious of Haaland within the field and I feel we solely missed him as soon as when he ran previous Ben Mee – the entire workforce did implausible however particularly the three centre backs. Our efficiency was very spectacular.’
Frank’s plan to cease the service from Kevin De Bruyne was successful within the victory on Saturday
Frank labelled the three factors – Metropolis’s first dwelling defeat in all competitions since dropping in opposition to Tottenham – as the largest in Brentford’s historical past.
‘Possibly that is the only greatest end result within the membership’s historical past,’ Frank added. ’It’s huge. For the followers, I’m so glad we’ve created one other unbelievably magic second for them.
’They’d the ball extra, extra pictures, however it was deserved. We’re the bus cease in Hounslow in opposition to the very best workforce on this planet.
‘I do know they dominated us. However you sensed there was a possibility. I’m so thrilled and happy that we managed it.’
Ivan Toney scored each Brentford objectives simply days after lacking out on the England squad