Ex-Charlton defender Ezri Konsa believes his time with the Addicks last season aided him in overcoming a physical Barnet side in Brentford’s 3-1 FA Cup fourth round win.

The 21-year-old who made the move to Griffin Park last summer was a mainstay in the Charlton back-line last season and he credit’s his burgeoning reputation with his time at The Valley.

“When I was playing league one every game was very physical,” said Konsa.

“All of the lads who have played in the lower leagues know how tough it is when it’s physical, so that experience can only help you.”

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Konsa’s career has gone from strength to strength as expected by many of the Charlton faithful, he still however has fond memories of the club he spent three seasons with.

“I’ve got a lot of good friends at Charlton and always keep in touch and always look at scores after Saturday’s games.

“I think their doing very well this season under tough conditions, Lee Bowyer is doing a great job there and hopefully they get promoted.”

Konsa has played 27 games this season for the Bees and such was his form Arsenal were rumoured to be interested in the now £15million rated centre back.

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