‘He gives us oxygen’: Sergi Canos praises Ivan Toney after Brentford striker will get off the mark in the Premier League in Aston Villa draw
- Brentford drew 1-1 with Aston villa in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon
- Ivan Toney opened the scoring simply seven minutes into the match
- It was the striker’s first purpose of the season and an vital one for him
Three video games unbeaten, 5 factors, and their key man Ivan Toney off the mark. It is a few begin for the ‘bus cease in Hounslow’ as their supervisor Thomas Frank described his Brentford aspect.
Their large males, Sergi Canos and Rico Henry, are usually not afraid to enterprise ahead, their defence isn’t shy of physicality, however it’s Toney, 31 objectives in the Championship final season, who will outline their season.
He bought his tally up and operating towards a makeshift Villa aspect — Jacob Ramsey and John McGinn went down with Covid and Tyrone Mings with harm — with a neat end in the field.
Ivan Toney of Brentford celebrates after scoring towards Aston Villa on Saturday
The striker, although, is extra than simply about objectives. He brings others into play, he’s deadly aerially and has an arsenal of finishes in his locker.
The 25-year-old greater than stuffed the boots of Ollie Watkins final season and is now trying to take that subsequent step. The approach Canos waxed lyrical concerning the ahead’s contribution spoke volumes.
‘Toney performed rather well,’ mentioned Canos. ‘He gives us quite a lot of good issues and if he can prime what he gives the workforce already with objectives, that is superb. ‘What a end. Every time he goes for a header, for a flick, he wins it. He gives a lot — he gives us oxygen so we are able to breathe and have the ball somewhat bit.’
Toney’s purpose — cancelled out by Aston Villa’s Emi Buendia — ensured the west London membership keep unbeaten in 15 League video games over two seasons.
Sergi Canos says he gives the workforce oxygen to allow them to breathe and have the ball somewhat bit
It is early however how Brentford dominated Villa in the primary half reveals there isn’t a worry in their ranks; they consider they belong.
Take, for instance, Vitaly Janelt cheekily poking the ball out of goalkeeper Emi Martinez’s grasp as he primed himself with a small ball toss to clear upfield. Janelt then struck into an empty Holte End web, sprinting to the followers with a peak over his shoulder at referee Peter Bankes earlier than it was disallowed.
With Toney on the helm, there may properly be loads of groups wanting over their shoulder on the Bees this season.