Brentford man talks up Leeds United showdown as the "reason we play football"

Leeds United make the trip to Brentford on Tuesday night in Championship action

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 12:00 pm
Brentford's Josh Dasilva. (Getty)

Brentford's Josh Dasilva has described his sides clash with Leeds United as the "reason we play football".

The Whites travel to Griffin Park in Championship action with the Bees hoping to leapfrog their opponents into the top two in the standings with a victory.

Marcelo Bielsa's side have seen an 11 point gap disappear in as many games over third place and head to the capital second only on goal difference ahead of Fulham.

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Brentford, though, sit fifth just two points behind Leeds ahead of the clash in West London as the promotion races hots up with 15 games to go.

Dasilva has talked up the showdown as "massive" between the two teams ahead of kick-off, much like his head coach Thomas Frank.

'"Whichever way you look at it, Leeds is a big game," Dasilva said.

"We're fighting to go up, whether it's as one of the top two or top six, and it's going to be massive.

"But that's why we're here, these games are the reason we play football. Under the lights at Griffin Park, we couldn't ask for more.

"I haven't started trying to work out how many more games we need to win to get promoted - you can't look too far ahead because you have to respect the competition.

"Once you lose focus in this division, teams can surprise you. We are confident, and we believe in ourselves, but we are also humble and we respect every opponent.

"We know Leeds like to keep the ball and boss possession, so it will be important to stick to our game plan and keep believing."