Carvalhal Looking For Greater Efficiency
Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal has said that the side need to develop greater efficiency in the final third if we are to climb the Championship table.
With recent Play Off runs fresh in the mind, this season has been a struggle with a number of disappointments so far in 2017/18 and there was more frustration fans as we failed to convert our chances in the weekend's draw with Barnsley.
Hosting the side at Hillsborough for the game, Adam Reach gave us the advantage just after the half hour mark but despite plenty of chances, Barnsley found a leveller with just over 20 minutes remaining and it was very much a case of three points dropped for the gaffer.
Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media post game, Carvalhal explained.
'The highlights of the game will be the story of the game. We were very good in the first half and created a lot of chances but the difference is the efficiency. We make the chances, we must improve the efficiency and then we will win the game. In the first half, the performance level was similar to when we beat Leeds a few weeks ago. The difference was making the chances to goals.'
With a quick turnaround once again with Millwall on Tuesday evening, he added.
'We now have a quick chance to get back on the pitch against Millwall on Tuesday and we must improve the efficiency. I think we had around nine or ten chances to Barnsley`s three but they scored one goal and we scored one goal. If I was the opponent of this game I would say I was lucky to get a point so this is an issue we have to solve.'
Tom Lees was also interviewed following the game and he knew it was about earning the right to take all three points.
'Today we put in a better performance and we had chances but we probably should have created more clear cut chances. Then we got punished, but no one has a right to win, we`ve got to earn the right to win games. We need to get on a run and we need to start climbing the table. It`s up to the players, we`ve put ourselves in this situation and we`ve got to get ourselves out of it. We`ve got to keep believing in ourselves to play to the levels that we know we can. If you put in the performances you get the rewards.'
Adding about Millwall.
'I`ve read somewhere that we haven`t got any leaders, that`s not true. The way you get out of it is strong characters, belief and when you`re under pressure and scrutiny you`ve got to stand up and play. The positive we take out of it is that we played well, we had chances, and we have to take that positivity into Tuesday against Millwall.'