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Carlos relishing derby day clash

15 January 2016

Carlos Carvalhal believes the unpredictability of derby matches will make Saturday’s clash with local rivals Leeds United all the more fascinating.

The Owls host Yorkshire neighbours Leeds in the early kick-off live on Sky Sports, and Carvalhal insists there are no favourites, as both sides bid to secure the bragging rights.

“We are good teams, both with a good ideas about football,” Carlos told

“It will be an interesting game, and in all derbies there are no favourites and both teams will be trying to get the three points.

“We will play our usual way, in the last few games we’ve been scoring a lot of goals which we are happy about.

“We’ll play our part and we’ll fight to win the game.”

Carvalhal is no stranger to derby matches having coached in his fair share of hostile Turkish affairs whilst in charge of Besiktas, but says he appreciates English derbies more for the footballing reasons.

He added: “When Besiktas play Fenebahce or Galatasaray you can imagine what it’s like when you arrive at the stadium.

“There are 10,000 opposition fans waiting in a very hostile environment.

“It’s nice here because there are lot of connections outside the match between fans and there is an emotional environment involving both teams which makes this game special.”

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