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PRESS | Andreas Winkler

25 July 2018


PRESS | Andreas Winkler

25 July 2018

The Reds' Assistant Head Coach felt Barnsley showed promise in last night's pre-season friendly encounter with West Brom.

The match may have ended in defeat for Daniel Stendel's young side but his assistant, Andreas Winkler believes the signs were encouraging as the players become more familiar with what is expected of them. 

Quickly establishing a two-goal lead and putting in an exciting and attacking performance throughout the first half, Andreas praised the start made by the Reds.

"It was a very good start," he told the press following the match.

"I think you could clearly see the style of football we are wanting to play and I think we were a little unlucky in conceding right before half time and then so soon after half time. 

"But it's early days for a young squad and I think they just lost their rhythm. There were question marks in their head, you could sense that but we have really good substitutes and it was something like 65 minutes in and we fought our way back into the game and back to our style.

"So there were lots of positives to take from the game, things we will be looking to build upon."

A native of Essen in Germany, Andreas told us he feels settled in his new surroundings already and explained his reasons for teaming up with Daniel Stendel and forming part of the club's new coaching staff. 

He told us: "I've always wanted to come to English football, it's pure, pure football. And I've moved here, I live right in the centre of Barnsley, in the middle of town and the club is very key to the people, to the town. 

"I have known Daniel for five years and whilst we've not really worked like this together before, it was an exciting opportunity and we feel we can help Barnsley this season and beyond."

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