Carvalhal reacts to defeat and ‘sending off’

Carlos Carvalhal and rival boss Phil Parkinson were sent to the stand after a late confrontation in Wednesday’s 3-2 Carabao Cup defeat at Bolton.

There were angry scenes in the technical areas following a tackle by Barry Bannan on Filipe Morais and, when the dust had settled, both Carvalhal and Parkinson were ordered from the touchline.

The Wednesday head coach, who was also involved in an incident with a steward at the time,  said afterwards: “I don’t want to talk too much about this, the steward has apologised to me. He acted really very bad in that moment with me.”

He added: “With the emotion of the moment, I was out of my technical area, the decision of the referee is correct but there are reasons.”

Wednesday had 22 shots – but only five on target – while Bolton managed half the number of shots with three on target … and all resulting in goals.

Reflecting on the defeat, Carvalhal was clearly disappointed with our lack of tempo in the first half and how we failed to turn our openings into more goals.

He said: “We started slowly but, even with this, we created four clear chances but didn’t achieve the goal.

“We played with heart, created chances, we can score more and they fought to the end.”





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