Ivan Toney relished the prospect of scoring goals in the Premier League after Brentford was promoted to a 33-goal forward and admitted he ‘couldn’t wait to silence people’ by scoring a crucial penalty in the win from Wembley to Swansea
Ivan Toney enjoys the prospect of scoring goals in the Premier League after Brentford wins the Championship Play-off final at Wembley.
The forward converted an early penalty against Swansea City to bring his season goal to 33 when the West London club reached the top division for the first time since the 1946-47 season.
The 2-0 win, which was sealed by a second of the twentieth minute from Emiliano Marcondes, could be worth around £ 178 million to Brentford.
Ivan Toney can’t wait to play in the Premier League after Brentford is promoted
The striker scored his 33rd goal of the season – a penalty – in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Swansea
Toney, 25, has made just two Premier League appearances as a Newcastle United player and is eagerly looking forward to the step up.
“I couldn’t wait to get the penalty, I couldn’t wait to put it in the net and I couldn’t wait to gag people,” he told Sky Sports.
“Even when they had eleven husbands, I don’t think they created any opportunities. We have fully deserved it.
‘It’s a great bunch of guys, I think it’s the best locker room I’ve been to and loved every minute of it.
‘I am in the Premier League with the best guys I could have ever dreamed of.
‘Who knows what’s coming, but listen, I’m a Premier League striker now and I can’t wait to score goals in the Prem.’
Brentford celebrates after being promoted to the Premier League at Wembley Stadium
Emiliano Marcondes is congratulated by teammate Henrik Dalsgaard, as Brentford made it 2-0
Brentford captain Pontus Jansson said: ‘I am so proud of this team – we were here with a big disappointment last year and it has been a difficult year, but we are finally here.
‘We were so disappointed after Fulham last year, but from day one we promised each other that we would be smart and focus on the next game, and now we are here.
‘I am so proud and happy that I was able to go to Sweden and retire because this is what I dreamed of. But I’ll stay here and play Premier League football. ‘
Goalscorer Marcondes hopes for a new contract now that promotion is secured and his existing deal is about to expire.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank has managed to get the club back to the top flight for the first time since 1947
Frank is thrown in the air by his players while Brentford celebrates his promotion
The Danish midfielder said: ‘I have been hoping and waiting for a new contract for a long time.
‘But I’ve kept my concentration on training and on the field, and focused on what I can control.
‘I have no control over a new contract. Of course I hope to play Premier League, it is my biggest dream. To get out of a small town in Denmark and get to the Premier League would be incredible. ‘