Carvalhal reflects on “two points dropped”

Carlos Carvalhal talked of “two points dropped” after watching Wednesday fail to break down relegation-threatened Burton in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw at Hillsborough.

The disappointing result meant we missed the opportunity to gain ground on those immediately above and below us in the fight for Championship play-off places, and Carvalhal said: “It is two points dropped. They played very solidly. It is not easy to create chances when teams put 10 men behind the ball.”

He felt the outcome might have been different if he could have called Callum McManaman off the bench to try to change the game, but the winger was sidelined with a leg injury.

After seeing Wednesday chalk up 19 attempts on goal, the head coach said: “Of course I am not happy with the score, but I am happy with my players. Why? Because to play against a team that puts ten players in front of the area is not easy and I think we did what we must do.

“Most of the time we achieved good positions in the wide areas to cross and we did a lot of crosses with quality, but we didn’t put the ball inside the net.”

He added: “It’s a game that is very easy to explain. One team that came to achieve one point – which I understand – and another team that tried to win since the beginning.”


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