Brentford will stay in Spain for one week while the World Cup is underway, according to Thomas Frank.
On November 12, Brentford travels to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City in their final match before the tournament’s break. On December 26, they will welcome Tottenham Hotspur to begin play again.
Thomas Frank, the team’s head coach, has since defined the team’s strategy.
First, everyone will have a few weeks off, he said. The crew and the remaining players who weren’t competing in the tournament then reentered.
“We move to our new training ground (new facilities but on the same site) in that period which is nice. It’s going to be a lift of course.
“Then we are going away for a week to Spain and we are playing friendlies.”
Ivan Toney, a striker for England, will be hoping he’s done enough to make it into the final 26-man roster as Gareth Southgate prepares to name his team for the next World Cup in Qatar.
Toney was selected for England’s Nations League games against Germany and Italy in September but did not play in his debut encounter for his country.
Frank thinks the 26-year-old deserves to travel to Qatar since he has been excellent for Brentford this season.
When asked if Toney had contributed enough to be considered, Frank responded, “For me, sure. In my opinion, you need to recruit a specialist to a roster of 26 players. And I believe he is an expert. Not just for the penalties, though that is a bonus, but also for his ability to score goals and his ability to enter the box.
Frank was also questioned over the likelihood that left-back Rico Henry will be included in the team given the recent injury to Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell.
Chilwell suffered a hamstring injury during Chelsea’s Champions League triumph over Dinamo Zagreb, raising fears that he would be forced to withdraw from the tournament in Qatar.
“If Gareth wants to take any new players who haven’t been with the team before. I think Rico has progressed well this season. Rico has had some real highs and top performances. I really remember Crystal Palace away and Chelsea at home.”
After playing Gillingham in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, Brentford will play Nottingham Forest this coming weekend.