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"I am here to be a fighter"

25 November 2023

Club News

"I am here to be a fighter"

25 November 2023

Danny Röhl says his team will continue to fight, after Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat to Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.

The Owls took the lead in the Midlands courtesy of George Byers and saw spells of control against the Blues, but the hosts came from behind to take the points.

Röhl was pleased with elements of his side’s performance, but insists they need to show consistency across the full 90 minutes.

The German said: “I feel disappointed. I think in five games since I came here we have been the better team, but just one time we have taken something and this is disappointing for sure.

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“Today, we played on nearest our highest level but to take something you need to do this for the whole time.

“We have to go forward, I know it’s a hard way to go, but I want to improve the team and create something. When you look at our games, you can see there is a way, we press high and press together.

“I’ve told the players that I am not here to wave the white flag, I am here to be a fighter and I will do everything to take points. I think everybody recognises that we are trying everything.

“We are training to make the intensity about the full 90 minutes, we have to be strong as a team.

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“You could see after 20 minutes we came back in the second half and had control again, and we were dangerous but in the end it’s not enough and it’s frustrating at the moment.”

Röhl was pleased to see Byers net his first goal of the season, but Juninho Bacuna’s instant reply for Wayne Rooney's side summed up a frustrating afternoon at St Andrew’s.

The 34-year-old added: “We deserved the lead and maybe for the score to be more than 1-0. I am disappointed with the goal we conceded for 1-1.

“It was a good goal and good to score before half time, but in the next two or three minutes it is always dangerous because there will be a reaction from the opponent.

“We spoke at half time about what we can do better and in the end it was a pity we didn’t take something.”


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