Carlos: Work starts now for next season

Carlos Carvalhal is already looking to next season after the disappointment of defeat against Hull in yesterday’s Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Speaking after the single goal heartbreak, Carvalhal said the planning for the new campaign will start straightaway.

He said: “We don’t need revolution. We have created a good base for Sheffield Wednesday but we will try to improve the side, to bring in players to give more quality and options.”

Carvalhal added: “We have woken up the giant and I don’t think Sheffield Wednesday will stop anymore. We can’t promise promotion but we will try to play good football and fight to win.”

Mohamed Diame’s second-half strike from outside the penalty box saw the Tigers return to the Premier League and it was a deserved victory on a day when Wednesday failed to reproduce the slick, passing game and all-round teamwork that has been our hallmark for much of the season.

After an encouraging first 15 minutes from the Owls, Hull gradually gained a stranglehold on the game and we were indebted to some fine saves from Keiren Westwood to keep us in the game before Diame fired home the only goal of the game.

Having seen Wednesday outplayed and outfought on the day, Carvalhal said: “Hull have a very strong side and they deserved to win the final. We didn’t play the football today that we normally play but to talk about my team I must talk about everything they have done during the season.

“The players deserved the emotional moment after the game with the fans and the fans deserved the emotional connection and applause that we gave to them.”

Commenting on the fantastic support of the 40,000 Wednesdayites, the head coach said: “We knew before the game that outside the pitch we would win – but we must win inside the pitch also.

“The Sheffield Wednesday fans are amazing. They follow us and support us all the time.

“The support they gave us … I spoke to the players in the dressing room after the game and said that they must put that in our hearts for next season.”



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