Chelsea's 22-year-old striker names the one thing that surprised him in Brentford draw

Nicolas Jackson has scored 11 goals for Chelsea across three competitions this season.

Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson says he was surprised with the intent Brentford showed in the second half of their 2-2 draw game over the weekend. The Senegal striker opened the scoring with a powerful header but Chelsea lost momentum and went 2-1 down before Axel Disasi scored seven minutes from time to rescue a point. 

Asked what he made of the game over the weekend, the Chelsea striker said he was surprised how Brentford increased their level in the second half: "I was surprised [in the second half] because they came with different intentions to win.

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"When they scored a lot of players were nervous but later we scored one and we wanted to win the game. Unfortunately, we drew but it’s a good point.

"I think we deserved more because in the first half we played really good, but I guess in the second half they came harder and I guess because we played two games in four games I think some players were tired." 

Jackson's tally for the season is now 11 in all competitions, but he admits he needs to get better if he's to be a long-term Chelsea striker.

The 22-year-old added: "Obviously, I scored and then we drew so thank God we did not lose it. We move forward and try to win the next games.

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"I think it’s not enough because I missed a lot. For me, it should have been a lot more but every game I try to make the team win and help my team-mates and the team-mates help me as well. 

"Every game, even if I don’t score, the most important is that the team win. I missed a lot, a lot of chances, I should have scored more than 11. But for me, it’s just the beginning, I’m just starting to feel pleased in England and I keep moving."

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