Sheffield Wednesday caretaker manager Lee Bullen has told the Sheffield Star that his team were second best as they succumbed to a 2-0 loss against Brentford.
Bullen was taking charge of his second match and was hoping to prove he would be a great choice to be the permanent head coach of Wednesday after winning his first game 3-0 against Nottingham Forest. But despite there being plenty of hope with the Owls faithful, they would revert to their old ways and disappoint with their trip to the capital.
The Bees, managed by former Wednesday captain Dean Smith, played some great football during the game and it was that which gave them the opener, a cool passing move opening up the Owls defence allowing Lasse Vibe to score on 20 minutes. And with Wednesday chasing an equaliser, Brentford were able to seal the win when Florian Jozefzoon latched onto a great through ball by Nico Yennaris and easily finished past Joe Wildsmith.
Bullen admitted after the game that Brentford deserved the win, saying: “The confidence drained a little bit out of the team,”
”We looked a little bit leggy after the first 10 to 15 minutes of the game.”
“We started confidently enough and with big Atdhe up there hopefully supporting Jordan. Jordan is used to playing off big strikers in the past at various clubs and I thought that would help us.”
“We started off okay but slowly but surely Brentford got a hold of the game and started to control the midfield.”
“I think we have to hold our hands up and admit we were maybe a yard off it at times.”
“We felt we had to make the change and change it to a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1. At that point, I felt a little more controlled.”