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A performance of high quality

16 September 2017

Carlos Carvalhal said the Owls were unlucky not to come away with all three points following Wednesday’s 1-1 draw with Cardiff.

Gary Hooper put the away side in front but a last-gasp goal from Sol Bamba snatched a point for Cardiff.

Carvalhal said: “We deserved to get all three points today.

“In the first half we played really very well, we silenced the stadium and played good football, it was a performance of high quality.

“In the second half we played the same way, but we also defended very well when Cardiff started to put more balls into our box.

“Okay, we conceded in the last minute, but my players deserved to win the game today.

“Last season we scored a lot of times in the final minutes and I’m sure that will come again at some point.

“This is just something that happens in football.”

Attention now turns to next weekend’s Steel City derby, the first for over five years, with a sold-out Hillsborough on this horizon, expectation is high on sides of Sheffield.

Carvalhal added: “I understand the passion, I understand the excitement, I have played many derbies as a coach.

“It is a game I am looking forward to but as coach I must be cold and keep the emotions at the correct level and prepare the team for the match.”


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