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Pinillos: "We will go for the game from the first minute."

21 September 2018

Dani Pinillos says Barnsley have put last weekend’s defeat at Coventry City behind them and are solely focussed on Saturday’s home clash with Burton Albion.

The Reds are currently third in Sky Bet League One after an impressive start to life in the third tier and are unbeaten at Oakwell after four games.

“When the game finished at Coventry, we said we weren’t going to think about it; we’re just going to focus on the next game and try to get the win in front of our fans,” said Pinillos.

Despite suffering a first league defeat of the campaign, there were still plenty of positives to take away from the Ricoh Arena.

Daniel Stendel’s side enjoyed more possession than their hosts and created more goal scoring opportunities, but, unfortunately, Barnsley just couldn’t find the Midas touch that has been so prevalent this campaign.

“I think we’ve started well and played some good games – in the last two or three games we’ve been creating chances but we didn’t have the luck,” continued the Reds’ full-back.“Sometimes we need just two chances to score, other times we need four or five, but I think we’re in a good way and we just need to keep working on the small things.

“The team has been playing well and, if we keep training hard and doing what the gaffer wants on the pitch, we will continue to do well. We have had really good chances to score, but this is football. Everyone is happy with how we are working and we just need to keep going.”

With the season just eight games old, there is still plenty of time for more twists and turns before the full-time whistle goes on May 4.

However, while there are certain goals within the dressing room, Pinillos insists the Reds are taking it one game at a time – starting with Saturday’s encounter with against Brewers.

“We are always focussed and ready to play against all the teams, but they won last week against Sunderland and will come here with confidence,” said the Spaniard. “We are also confident and will go for the game from the first minute to the last.

“We’ve not played too many games and we have to go step by step, but I think we have good enough players to be up there at the end of the season.”


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