Sergi Canos scored just 22 minutes into his Brentford Premier League debut against Arsenal. He took three touches after Ethan Pinnock’s header fell to him and dispatched his shot past Bernd Leno in the Arsenal net. He is approaching the 250 clubs, one of which less than 50 players have reached. Canos has developed into a versatile player over the last six and a half years.
“I just lost my head,” Brentford midfielder Sergi Canos said. “It was like a dream come true, scoring in the Premier League. Though it wasn’t, it felt like my first game in the Premier League. I had watched Arsenal for so many years when I was a kid and to start against Arsenal and then score, I just lost it. I’m so grateful to be able to say that I scored Brentford’s first goal in the Premier League. It means a lot to me and to my family. For my whole career, I have been a player whose confidence is based on goals, assists, creating chances, crosses. This year, stepping up to the Premier League and not having as many of those situations to feel confident, it has been hard.”
“In pre-season, I had a meeting with Thomas [Frank] and Brian [Riemer, Frank’s assistant]. They explained what they wanted to do and I was quite happy,” he added. “I feel like I can play anywhere and, at that time, they thought I was going to be a good wing-back, so I said yes. It has been difficult because my main strength is to attack. But there have been situations in games where I have had to defend low, be compact, and communicate with the center-backs, which is new to me. I have been really trying to improve that because I knew it was going to be crucial.”