Uwe hails battling Brentford

Uwe Rosler heaped praise on Brentford after the 2-2 FA Cup draw with Chelsea, but had hoped his side could hang on for a famous win.

Last Updated: 28/01/13 at 07:07 Post Comment

Uwe Rosler hailed Brentford after the battling 2-2 FA Cup draw with Chelsea

Uwe Rosler hailed Brentford after the battling 2-2 FA Cup draw with Chelsea

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Brentford twice took the lead through Marcello Trotta and Harry Forrester, but Frank Lampard firstly drew Chelsea level before Fernando Torres' late strike spared the holders at Griffin Park.

"They had a lot of play but didn't create clear-cut chances. We defended very well and worked very well against the ball," said Rosler.

"And to be five minutes before the end and leading 2-1, I'm slightly disappointed that we didn't win the game.

"But, overall, my players did fantastically. They earned the right to play at Stamford Bridge.

"It will be a great day for our supporters again, for our players and, financially, it will help enormously.

"Also, congratulations to my players for what they did today individually and collectively. That was top drawer."

Chelsea felt they should have been awarded a stoppage-time penalty when Harlee Dean appeared to handle in the box, but Rosler felt his team earned some good fortune.

"We deserved that luck from what we have put in compared to what Chelsea put in over the 90 minutes," he said.

"There is a football god up there and he is on our side."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

Y

ou can't blame De Gea for wanting to leave, he has enough to do in front of goal as it is as well as taking on the role of Man Utd's version of Derek Acorah in trying to contact and organise a defence that isn't there.

rodger's gusset
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

I

f you want to take six points off Arsenal, then that's a great strike force. Can't imagine either of them showing much for the rest of the season though...

foot in mouth
Adebayor & Berbatov: You Have To Admire The Balls

L

ooks like Real get their man, most likely at their own valuation, yet again. Resistance is futile.

paul7702
Van Gaal downbeat on De Gea

Footer 365

Digne agent denies Liverpool talks

Lucas Digne's agent has denied reports he has held talks with Liverpool regarding a move to Anfield for the Paris Saint-Germain left-back.

Mourinho scuppered Reds' Costa move

A new biography has revealed how Jose Mourinho scuppered Liverpool's bid to sign Diego Costa - a year before he arrived in west London.

Ramos 'extends' Real Madrid contract

Manchester United's pursuit of Sergio Ramos is over after the centre-back agreed a new contract extension at Real Madrid.

Mail Box

De Gea Disrespectful? Remember RVP...

We got dozens of mails from people pointing and laughing at Brian D for suggesting David de Gea has acted disrespectfully; we printed some. And there's more...

Getting Tired Of De Gea's Disrespect

One Manchester United fan is growing weary of David de Gea's disrespect. Plus thoughts on Southampton's summer, Balotelli loan, and Depay in the centre. Why?

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company