'I want to get so drunk tonight!': Thomas Frank on Brentford promotion

‘Right now I just want to get so drunk tonight!’: Thomas Frank promises to celebrate Brentford’s Premier League promotion before thinking about next season… as he hails ‘incredible’ group

  • Danish manager Frank has steered Brentford to promotion at the second attempt
  • And the 47-year-old insisted fully enjoying the celebrations is his first priority
  • Frank praised his squad for how they overcame many obstacles before going up

Thomas Frank has promised to celebrate Brentford’s promotion to the Premier League before thinking about next season after their play-off final victory.

Frank’s Brentford side beat Swansea 2-0 at Wembley on Saturday to reach the top-flight of English football at the second attempt. 

And when asked whether he would keep faith with the current squad which saw his side get promoted, he insisted that immediate celebrations were more important. 

Thomas Frank has promised to fully celebrate leading Brentford to Premier League promotion

The Danish manager saw his side comfortably beat Swansea 2-0 in Saturday’s play-off final

He said: ‘Right now I just want to get so drunk tonight! And then tomorrow we can think about the Premier League.

‘Honestly, these football players are incredible. How they handled the ups and downs through the year, like how we were close to going top of the league but had a little setback.

‘Injuries to key players like Rico (Henry), Josh (Dasilva), Christian (Norgaard) throughout the season, and new ones stepped in. Everyone played a major part in this.

Frank also went on to praise his ‘incredible’ group of players during his post-match interview

The Bees overcame Steve Cooper’s Swansea side after goals from Ivan Toney and Emiliano

‘Someone said to me we need two hands and ten fingers – so ten attempts (Brentford had in play-off finals without winning) – to lift the trophy.

‘We have been one of the best teams in the Championship in the last three years, and then finally we did it in the most difficult way, reaching the play-off final twice. It’s incredible.’ 

Goals from Ivan Toney, via an early penalty, and then Emiliano Marcondes after a devastating counter-attack sealed victory for Frank’s side, one year after they lost against Fulham in the most valuable game in world football.

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