Josh Clarke cut a frustrated figure after Brentford were held to a 1-1 draw against Burton Albion on Tuesday night.
The Bees produced their worst performance of the season and Dean Smith didn't hold back in his post match analysis.
And the full back, who has impressed many with his performances so far this season, admitted that frustration had got the better of the west Londoners.
Clarke reflected: “It was frustrating. They set up with two banks and it was a good unit. We moved the ball, got frustrated and it was one of them one. We were just forcing it a bit.”
The Bees were, for the majority of the 90 minutes, flat and uninspiring and jokes were made at half-time that the referee was so bored he didn't want to add a second of stoppage time on a 45 minutes that were devoid of real goalmouth action as Burton's 5-4-1 formation stood strong.
Dean Smith made changes five minutes into the second half, replacing Ryan Woods and Nico Yennaris with Josh McEachran and Sergi Canos, and the pair combined to win a free kick that Florian Jozefzoon struck into the top corner.
That drew Burton out more and Canos and Yoann Barbet went close to making it 2-0 and game over but the Bees were caught out at the back as Ben Turner headed home at the far post to rescue a point.