Thomas Frank says Romeo Beckham should be judged as a player in his own right and not compared to his father and former England captain David.
“Romeo is a very good player, of course he has quite a global and big name,” said Brentford boss Frank.
“For Romeo it’s himself, of course he has a big name. You can’t compare.”
Frank compared the situation to when he coached Andreas Laudrup, son of Danish legend Michael Laudrup, when he was in charge of Denmark’s youth teams.
“May be [Michael] Laudrup is also a decent player, I coached his son and it’s important to take him as a player – not as Laudrup but as himself,” Frank said.
“He’s here for a reason, because we think he’s a good player, and we’re delighted he was able to complete the loan deal.
“We’re happy to see him doing well, happy to see the performance he had in the last game and when you have players, whether permanent or on loan, it’s for a reason.
“It’s either to make the team perform well or to extend the loan deal and make it a permanent deal, so we just hope he continues to improve and makes it very interesting for we.”
Raya Going Nowhere – Frank
Frank also insisted goalkeeper David Raya will not leave the club in January despite reports of interest from Tottenham.
“I understand why they are interested. He is a very, very good goalkeeper,” said the 49-year-old.
“I’ve said many times that I think he’s among the best in the league and he’s played fantastically for us, but he’s not going anywhere.”
Frank also suggested that talks are underway over a new contract, with Raya’s current deal set to expire in 18 months.
” Let’s see. We are interested,” he added. “I know David is very happy here, but of course there will be talks going on.”