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Control what we can

21 November 2017

Carlos Carvalhal has stressed the importance of focusing only on what his side can control as the Owls head towards a busy schedule of fixtures.

The head coach says that despite not getting the rub of the green this season with a string of contentious decisions, the SWFC camp will concentrate on what lies in their hands.

He told “As a coach and as players, we can only control what we can do, everything else does not belong to us.

“We have been denied a lot of points this season with decisions that have not been correct.

“This is something I do not like to talk about but this season, when there have been so many, I must talk.

“On Saturday, we had two clear penalties refused, it is clear they were both penalties to Jordan Rhodes and Barry Bannan.

“At Birmingham there are 20 minutes to go and Gary Hooper scores a goal, a very good goal, that was onside.

“At Bolton Kieran Lee is very clearly tripped in the penalty area. Kieran Lee is not a player who dives, I have never seen him do this, ever, and we do not get the penalty.

“At Derby, we take a red card and a penalty then in a very similar situation with Steven Fletcher we did not get anything.

“We had a very good goal disallowed against Leeds against Kieran Lee for offside but thankfully we won the game.

“I do not suggest anything is wrong because I am here working in the country of the home of football and I have 100% respect for everyone.

“But I talk about only the facts and the facts are that we would have at least seven more points and we would be in third position before this very important part of the season.”

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