Marinus Dijkhuizen claims Brentford could have beaten Leeds United 5-1 this afternoon

Brentford Griffin Park

Brentford drew 1-1 away at Leeds United this afternoon.

Brentford boss Marinus Dijkhuizen has told the club's official website that his side could have beaten Leeds United 5-1 at Elland Road this afternoon.

The Bees have endured a mixed start to the Championship season, with one draw, two draws and two defeats, with one of those draws coming this afternoon.

Austrian forward Marco Djuricin handed Brentford the lead on the half hour mark, but Mirco Antenucci rescued a point for the Whites with a late strike.

Brentford would have surely taken a point against Leeds had they been offered it before the game, but will be furstrated having thrown their lead away.

Speaking to the Brentford official website, manager Marinus Dijkhuizen admitted his disappointment with the result - before claiming that his side could have beaten Leeds 5-1 today if they would have taken their chances when they had the opportunity.

"Yeah, I'm very disappointed," said Dijkhuizen. "The players in the dressing room are the same, because we played very well, especially in the first 70 minutes. In the first half we were by far the better side on the pitch, we made a very good goal from Djuricin."

"We had a lot of chances to make 2-0 after the break again, with some dangerous set pieces. We had to kill the game, and it could have been 5-1 today but finally we get the draw," he added.

Whilst Dijkhuizen will be frustrated with the draw, his side did muster just two of their 15 shots on goal at Elland Road this afternoon, and they must improve that success rate in front of goal if they are to eventually beat a team 5-1 in the Championship this season.

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