Brentford’s Denmark striker Lasse Vibe scored his eigth goal of the season yesterday when opening the scoring in the Bees’ 3-0 victory over Nottingham Forest, a goal that he thinks is his “most important” of the season so far.
Speaking after the match, and reported on the getwestlondon website, Vibe expands on why that goal, his first since before Christmas, means so much to him and details its importance to not only himself but also the team, for who the 3-0 victory was a first win in five and also a win that snapped a four-game losing streak.
The goal, which lay the foundation stone of a good win, one that lifted Brentford into 17th place in the Championship table, helped the Bees move nine points clear of the relegation places.
On the goal, Vibe said: “It was a relief to score again, but the most relieving part is it was an important goal as we haven’t won that many games lately. To be on such a bad run as we have and then score, it was probably my most important goal.
Not only was it an important goal in respect that it was Vibe’s first goal for the club since December, it was also the first goal scored by a Brentford striker since the 2-1 defeat to Birmingham at the start of January, a game in which striker Philipp Hofmann marked the only goal for the Bees.
Vibe was also thoughtful on the fact that he’d broken his drought in front of goal, adding to the importance that his goal brings to him personally. On this matter, the Dane commented: “I’ve been on bad runs before with other clubs and with my country, and it’s always the same. You’re trying hard to work your way out of it, staying out longer in training, but there’s no different way. It’s frustrating waiting for that win.”
For strikers, it’s not always about that clinical nature in front of goal, confidence plays a big part in a striker’s armoury, something Vibe admitted when discussing his international call-up to the Denmark squad during the recent international break. The recalled Dane said: “It was really exciting. Everyone was trying to show their best to the new manager, and the sessions were really intense. Going in and showing what I can do gave me confidence, and I tried to show today – that I’m back and have got my confidence back. Maybe that made a big difference, being away.”
Brentford face basement club Bolton on Tuesday night and Lasse Vibe will be hoping that his goal against Nottingham Forest will act as a springboard for further strikes against a struggling club to keep a clean sheet and conceding 15 goals in their last six games.