Carlos Carvalhal believes his players learnt valuable lessons on Saturday that will only serve to increase levels across the board in the remaining games.
The head coach is confident that defeat at Ashton Gate will sharpen the players’ minds as Wednesday now look to the future.
For Carlos, that future is Ipswich Town on Saturday in what will no doubt be a tough fixture with the Tractor Boys still in with a chance to make a late dash for the play-offs.
“These things can happen,” he said. “Sometimes this can make everybody more concentrated, more focused and sometimes it’s more important to learn a lesson for the future.
“The future for us is on Saturday against Ipswich.
“We must fight with heart and aggression with the normal Sheffield Wednesday style. We missed that a little.
“The big lesson is if we don’t play with heart, run a lot and fight a lot and even if we don’t play good football, then all the teams can win. It’s what we have said from the beginning.”
Only once this season have the Owls lost back to back league fixtures, either side of the international break back in August/September against the Championship’s top two Burnley and Middlesbrough.
Since then, the head coach has come to expect a strong reaction from his side and will be looking for this to continue at the weekend.
“That is the big lesson and an important moment. Our team usually react very fast and this is what I expect on Saturday.”