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Stendel: "I hope we can get the rewards next time."

Head Coach praises players' attitudes

23 September 2019

Daniel Stendel says results will turn if Barnsley continue to put in encouraging displays.

The Reds fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest on Saturday, but were by far the better team for large parts of the second half and had chances to score through Mallik Wilks, Dani Pinillos, Luke Thomas and Toby Sibbick.

“In our last three games, we had more chances to score than in our first four games before but we’ve not scored a goal – this is crazy, but it’s reality,” said Stendel. “What we can do is work harder to score when we play games like this.

“We tried to change the result and I can say that I’m proud of this performance and attitude from my team. I hope we can get the rewards from our performance next time.”

Ben Watson’s strike ten minutes after the restart was enough to seal all three points for Forest, who maintained their recent impressive Sky Bet Championship form.

However, Stendel believes that the goals will start to flow and results will soon reflect the hard work that Barnsley are putting in on the pitch.

“When you see the last three games, you can see this is Barnsley’s style – like last season – and we deserved to have more than one point in the last three games against good teams,” continued the Reds’ Head Coach.

“We can’t play much better than in the second half; we created chances, pressed very high and play well, but, in the end, you need to score.

“You need the quality to score the chances but, at the moment, we miss this, but I think we deserve to win games after these performances and I believe that we will win the next games. I can’t believe it’s not happened.”

Up next for Barnsley are Brentford at Oakwell on Sunday afternoon, live on Sky Sports. The Bees were held at home to Stoke City at the weekend and are currently 17th in the table.

Victory would provide a huge morale boost for the Reds who are unbeaten against the Griffin Park outfit in their last four meetings.

“We were very positive before the game and training was similar to Leeds, but we need to stick to our style,” asserted Stendel. “This is our team and we’ve shown that we can win games in this league and I hope we can change the results and be happy.”

You can watch Daniel’s full post-match reaction on iFollow Barnsley.


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