Brentford midfielder Josh Dasilva believes his side can ‘give a good account’ of themselves when they face Tottenham Hotspur in their Carabao Cup semi-final.  

In the last eight, the Bees recorded a 1-0 victory over Newcastle to book their place in the semi-finals thanks to Dasilva’s volley.  

But Newcastle aren’t the only Premier League side to fall to Thomas Frank’s team this season, as they claimed the scalp of Fulham in the previous round.  

Brentford are yet to play a fixture in 2021 after their Championship game against Bristol City was called off due to COVID-19, but Dasilva hopes his team’s 16-game unbeaten run will stand them in good stead at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

“It is the first time in history the Club has been in a domestic semi-final so it’s great,” the 22-year-old said.  “We’ve played a few Premier League sides and we have done well in those games.  

“You take some confidence from the run. Tottenham are a top team; they have top players, and they will pose a threat. We need to work hard and be humble in what we do, and I am sure we will give a good account of ourselves.  

“They have top players who have played in top tournaments so you can’t just focus on two players; they have lots of players who can hurt you. We are going to have to defend well and when we get our chances be able to take them. 

“After a slow start everything is now coming into plan about how we want it to be. Everything is heading in the right direction so if there’s any time we want to be on the top of our game, this is the right time.” 

For Dasilva, the game has an added importance as he grew up playing in the Arsenal academy.  

He left the Gunners at the end of 2018 and soon after joined Brentford on a four-year deal, where he has since made 94 appearances for the club.

The midfield ace is content with his footballing journey and added: “When I was younger there was a friendly rivalry [at Arsenal]. I will enjoy playing against them; playing against Tottenham at their stadium will always be a good experience and we are looking forward to it.  

“It was the right decision [to join Brentford]; I never look back and think if only I had done this differently. I made my decision to come and do my own thing, but I am happy for the boys who are taking their opportunities [at Arsenal].”