Dean Smith believes several members of his squad can step up and fill the void left after the triple departure to Birmingham.
Bees fans have have been asking the question 'How can Brentford challenge for promotion if they sell their best players' in light of Jota, Harlee Dean and Maxime Colin moving to St Andrews.
GetWestLondon, therefore, decided to put that exact question to Smith.
He replied: “Best players is only in an opinion. Look at Jota for example. When I first came to the club, his head wasn't here.
“He wasn't performing well in matches or training. He went back to Spain and didn't play an awful lot.
“He came back and for four months he was outstanding. I haven't seen the same Jota this season as there was so many things going on.
“He was our best player for three or four months last season. We have a number of players at the club that have a number of qualities to become that best player.”
The departures led to a sour end of the transfer window and Smith could clearly understand the frustration but was quick to point out that the window opened in June.
He explained: “The transfer window lasts two months and it's funny people think about what happens on the last day. I saw a lot of clubs rushing to get 11pm deals done.
“I was in bed by half nine that night. We've done a lot of our deals early. We're pleased to have got in Henrik Dalsgaard, Neal Maupay, Luke Daniels, Ollie Watkins and Kamo Mokotjo.
“It was done knowing we may lose players as well. For players to leave clubs needed to match the valuation.
He added: “We are very fortunate we've got an owner in Matthew Benham who has the foresight to put the strategy in place and the financial clout to bring players in knowing there was a chance players wouldn't go.
“What's surprised people is three players have gone to the same club in the same league. We're happy with the squad we've assembled.”
Smith also confirmed that the ambitions for the season hasn't changed, saying: "With three players going, our target hasn't changed because of departures."