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Mike Bähre on Cottagers clash

14 February 2020

Midfielder Mike Bähre believes it is only a matter of time before Barnsley start reaping the rewards for their battling displays.

The Reds have been unfortunate in recent weeks and have slumped to the foot of the Sky Bet Championship, but the 24-year-old insists his side have confidence in their own ability to finish outside the bottom three come May.

“We didn’t have our best game [against Birmingham City]; we weren’t worse than the opponent but we didn’t get away with our performance,” admitted Bähre. “Even the match before [against Sheffield Wednesday], we had a good game but just got the point and it’s kind of frustrating – even if we have good matches, we don’t get three points.

“I think that, most of the time, we are better than the opponent but, in the end, football is about results – we haven’t got results recently, but I’m still confident that our performances are getting better and results will come.”

Up next for Barnsley is a tough trip to the capital where high-flying Fulham await, looking to climb into the automatic promotion spots in their bid to make an immediate return to the Premier League.

However, the Reds pulled a rabbit out of the hat on the opening day with a 1-0 victory over Scott Parker’s side at Oakwell, and performances against the Championship’s better sides have been encouraging this campaign.

“Even before the first match against Fulham, everyone was thinking they were favourites for promotion, but we showed that we can beat them,” continued the German. “If you look back on that day, it was a fantastic match and I think that we deserved to win. That showed us that we’re good enough to beat Fulham and I think we’re able to win on Saturday.

“We’re at the bottom of the league; it doesn’t look good for us at the moment. But we’ve proven so many times that we can win games and we’re good enough to win games. I know not many people believe in us to stay in the league, but we know we’re good enough to play in the Championship and we will fight until the last match.”

You can watch Mike’s press conference on iFollow Barnsley.

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