Brentford allowed Emiliano Marcondes to join Danish club FC Midtjylland on loan on deadline day of the European transfer window.
The forward made four appearances for the English side this season, so it was a surprise he was allowed to go.
BT in Denmark had an opportunity to talk to the 24-year-old, who admitted his decision to move away from the Championship side came as a “surprise to many”.
The Brentford owned player also explained the reason behind his decision to move away from Griffin Park on a temporary deal until December 31st.
“I played a lot in the pre-season and in the first games of the season for Brentford, but I was a little frustrated,” he said.
“I had done okay in a match where I started and where we won. Then I was on the bench in the next match. I was frustrated with that. I have a much better feeling now here and am just looking forward to training every day and playing matches.”
Marcondes held talks with Brentford manager Thomas Frank, but the English side’s boss was unable to assure his compatriot of regular playing time at the club this season.
“I talked to Thomas Frank and the management. There are many offensive players at Brentford,” the Dane explained.
“They seemed to need some fresh energy in the team. I didn’t agree with that. They said it would be like that, with a lot of rotation in the attack throughout the season. I don’t need that because I’ve been hurt so much. I have to play 90 minutes every time.
“It’s a great opportunity to play at the top [club] in Danish football and come home, closer to my family. It’s nice that it’s not completely unfamiliar when it’s such a short stay. I had other opportunities in the Netherlands and Belgium.”
Brentford’s owner Matthew Benham also owns Midtjylland and the connection between the two clubs helped Marcondes join the latter on loan.
Marcondes struggled for regular playing last season due to injuries and will be hoping his short spell at Midtjylland is positive.