Carlos Carvalhal press conference “We respect Newcastle a lot but we are Sheffield Wednesday”
Carlos Carvalhal has taken his pressure conference on Friday morning ahead of the Newcastle match.
The Sheffield Wednesday boss saw his team back in the play-off places with a midweek 2-0 win at rock bottom Rotherham.
Previously they had been doing their best to throw away their chances of being involved in the end of season promotion lottery, having only won one of their previous seven matches.
Sheffield Wednesday now sit in sixth, three points behind Leeds and two ahead of seventh placed Fulham.
Carlos Carvalhal pulled off a one goal win at St James Park on Boxing Day but he says he expects Newcastle to cause more/different ‘problems’ at Hillsborough.
With only one defeat (home to Fulham) in their last 15 Championship matches, it is now over three months since the last away league defeat at Blackburn.
The Wednesday boss says ‘we respect Newcastle a lot’ though he adds ‘but we are Sheffield Wednesday and we’ll be confident at home’.
This season Wednesday have a home record of 12 wins 2 draws and 5 defeats, though the last four games at Hillsborough have seen defeats against Brentford and Reading, pus a draw against Burton, the only home victory since Valentine’s night being a 5-1 thumping of Norwich.
“We have four home games from six, we are happy about this, it is an advantage to us. The fans can make a big impact.
“I am absolutely sure the problems Newcastle put to us on Saturday will be different from the last game on Boxing Day.
“But we have players who can also create a lot of damage. It will be an interesting game for sure.
“Our challenge tomorrow is to be at our best level. We will need that to achieve the points.
“We respect Newcastle a lot, they have a lot of quality but we are Sheffield Wednesday, and we’ll be confident in our home.
“If everything is ok today, then Forestieri can be involved tomorrow.
“During today and in the next weeks, we need to push the players, we have good expectations for Forestieri and Lee this month.
“The panorama is completely different now and we have a good feeling for the rest of the season.”
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