Bees will be ‘brave’ against Spurs, says Frank

Thomas Frank wants his Brentford side to show bravery in Thursday’s London derby at Tottenham.

The Bees face a tough task but boss Frank insists they will look to impose themselves.

He said: “We will definitely go there and be brave. That’s the approach in every single game.

“I trust my players and I hope to see a team that are brave and positive, playing with big intensity and aggression.”

Frank expects Spurs to grow stronger under former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who took over at the north London club at the start of November.

But the Dane hopes Conte’s impact is not felt until after Brentford’s visit.

“I think Conte is one of the best managers in the world,” he said.

“His teams are always very strong defensively and know exactly what they do.

“A team is always a reflection of the personality of the manager – and he has a very strong mentality.

“There’s that structure and the defensive side of the game, plus he will learn them his mentality in terms of getting them to be a winning team.

“Hopefully they’re not there yet and we can maybe do something against them.”

Sergi Canos, Rico Henry and Christian Norgaard look set to feature at Spurs despite picking up knocks against Everton on Sunday.