‘Brentford gave me lot of confidence’ – 17 goal ace not ready to leave the Bees

Brentford: Said Benrahma

Brentford overturned a one-goal deficit from the first leg of their Championship Playoff semi-final against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium. The first leg did not go to plan for the second tier’s third-place finishers as Rico Henry was shown a dubious red card, which has since been overturned, and the Swans capitalized by taking the lead in the tie through Andre Ayew. Brentford were the odds-on favorites with the usa online casino and Swansea the outsiders at 9/2, while the draw was priced at 3/1.

The Bees put things right and book their ticket in the final at Wembley Stadium, and one of the men they will be relying upon to find the net is their 17 goal ace Said Benrahma. The Algerian playmaker has been linked with a move to West Ham United, and he spoke before the encounter of the flattering attention he had been garnering.

Speaking to the Daily Mail about the speculation surrounding a move across London, Benrahma said: “I was really flattered. But I’m focused on trying to get a promotion with Brentford that I don’t want to pay much attention. But, of course, it is giving me confidence.”

“My progression is due to Brentford; they have given me a lot of confidence. I was not very confident when I was at Nice, but now I am. It’s thanks to Brentford. So, I’m going to fight to help take Brentford to the next step,” added the Algerian international.”

Benrahma has been an outstanding performance for Brentford in the Championship this season and is the Bee’s second-highest goalscorer with 17 Championship goals to his name for the club. Such incredible performance will never go unnoticed and its surprising top clubs are vying for his signature. Further, Benrahma, who’s reportedly linked with a move to Arsenal as well according to gooner news, has also played his teammates through on goal with eight assists, meaning only top scorer Ollie Watkins has been directly involved in more goals for Brentford this season, 28, than Benrahma’s 25, according to WhoScored.

Benrahma has added to the total of goal contributions he managed for the club last season, 24 goals, after netting ten goals and assisting with 14 goals. The fact that the striker has been involved in 49 strikers over the previous two seasons is a strong indication that he’s on way to greater exploits in the Premier League, hence he’s on the books of the most clubs in the Premier League.

Benrahma admitted his focus is on helping Brentford secure promotion to the English top flight league, the Algerian skipper never dispelled the reports linking him with an exit from the club. If the Bees are unsuccessful in their bid for a return to the Premier League, then we should expect a host of clubs to be competing for his signature this summer.

Elsewhere, Fulham will look to complete the job and move within one more victory of an instant return to the Premier League when they host Cardiff City in the second leg of their Championship play-off semi-final tie on Thursday night. Fulham showed no hangover whatsoever from failing to secure a top-two place on Sunday, scoring two excellent goals and completely controlling the game after taking the lead shortly after the interval. We are backing Fulhams to win at the Craven Cottage at 21/20 odds courtesy of meilleurs jeux casino.

We don’t know if Brentford would thrive in the Premier League. But it looks like they’d be a lot of fun.