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Somewhere in the middle

28 November 2015

Carlos Carvalhal says his side might have earned all three points on another day after the Owls twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Blackburn.

Wednesday showed grit and determination to merit a share of the spoils, with Modou Sougou and substitute Lucas Joao on target.

Carvalhal said: “I guess I am feeling somewhere in the middle because we were losing the game on two occasions and came back to score.

“But I think with the new energy we showed in the second half, we certainly did not deserve to lose the game and I think in another game, we would have scored another goal to win.

“We can now concentrate on the Stoke game in the cup on Tuesday. We will see which players recover and assess the situation.”

Carvalhal also explained his thinking in starting Joao on the bench as opposed from the first whistle.

The Portuguese striker has now scored more goals than any other player in the Championship this season as a substitute.

Carvalhal said: “We have to make sure that we create the right environment for Lucas.

“For example, he started against Brighton and did not have the best of games and this is normal, this can happen.

“But against Arsenal, the environment was absolutely correct and he started, he played well and scored.

“Now today against Blackburn, they play with two very big centre halves, and we knew that is not the correct environment for Lucas to start the game.

“So we wait for the right moment, he comes on, he plays well and he scores. This is not a problem.”

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