Carlos Carvalhal was delighted with Wednesday’s teamwork – and two cracking goals – after the win at Forest.
The head coach felt the 2-1 scoreline was a fair one, talking about how the home side caused some problems early on before we managed to take control.
He said: “It was a difficult game but we deserved to win.”
Carvalhal added: “We are adults in the competition and we know what we need to do when we are winning.”
He said that even the Forest goal came from a Wednesday error and that Keiren Westwood didn’t have too many saves to make.
Carvalhal praised the overall teamwork of the side, hailing the players as “absolutely fantastic”, and said of Westwood, who saved a first-half penalty: “A good goalkeeper is one who makes his presence felt when the team needs him.”
He described Almen Abdi’s stunning 20-yard volley for the first goal as amazing and said of the recalled midfielder: “It was important for Abdi to perform well. He is training very well and like he is saying to me ‘I must play’.
“He gives energy to our midfield and we need that at this time of the season.”
Carvalhal also confessed that he missed Fernando Forestieri’s celebratory dive into the crowd after his goal, saying: “I didn’t see it as I was celebrating with my assistants.”
Well, Carlos, here’s a little snap of Fernando celebrating his goal with the Wednesday fans!