John Carver has declared that he thought Remy Cabella was ‘brilliant again’ today against Stoke.

The Head coach being booed when he substituted the Frenchman after 69 minutes, having being up to that point the only player providing any creativity in the team.

However, Carver defended the decision by saying Cabella had ran out of steam and that some people would describe his decision as inspirational, after Obertan helped set up Colback’s goal.

John Carver

“I thought he (Remy Cabella) was brilliant again. I just thought I needed to bring some fresh legs on the pitch because he’d ran out of steam a little bit.

“He worked ever so hard and he was exciting, but you know this is a group game and it is about the squad.”

Inspirational substitution;

“As it happens, when we brought Obertan on, it actually set up our goal.

“So some people would say that was an inspirational substitution but it wasn’t to be because we’ve drawn the game.”