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More than goals

25 October 2016

Carlos Carvalhal says he is more than happy with the contribution of all his strikers.

Gary Hooper was on target last time out to seal victory over QPR but the Owls head coach says the responsibilities of his strikers goes far beyond scoring goals.

“It’s important we score goals, the strikers are there to try to score goals,” Carlos said.

“But it’s not just a question of goals. Gary and Fernando and then after that, Fletcher all did fantastic teamwork against Queens Park Rangers.

“It’s not just a question that they put the ball inside the net but it’s the way that they press.”

Explaining further, he continued: “They block something specific about Queens Park Rangers when they try to build an attack.

“They all did very well to block part of the game, it’s important they damage the dynamic of the opponents.

“They are not just there thinking that in the beginning of the game they are here just to score goals. No.

“They think, ‘I’m here, I have a role to do, I must do this when I don’t have the ball, if that guy goes there I must do this, or if he goes there I must do that and after, because of the dynamic they can score goals.

“It’s why all the time I say I am very happy about them. Score or not, I am very happy with all the strikers.”

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