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Gerhard Struber reacts to Birmingham defeat

12 February 2020

Following our 1-0 defeat against Birmingham City on Tuesday evening, Head Coach Gerhard Struber expressed his frustration at another game that got away from the Reds.

Barnsley were by far the better team in the first half at Oakwell, coming close through Cauley Woodrow, Callum Styles and Jacob Brown. But Scott Hogan’s strike after the interval settled the contest, sending the Blues back to St Andrews with all three points.

“We had good moments – more from shots – and we had control on the ball, we had control off the ball, but, in the end, we lost this game and this is the reality,” said Struber. “At the moment, it’s not easy; the feeling is really bad.”

City travelled to South Yorkshire as one of the form teams in the Sky Bet Championship and showed once more the progress they have made since the turn of the year.

However, attention now turns to the weekend when Barnsley head to west London to face a Fulham side who are pushing hard for an immediate return to the top flight.

“It was a tough game and, in the end, zero points,” continued the Reds’ boss. “It’s a very difficult situation for me, my staff and the whole team. In the end, the performance was not enough that we can win this game; we need a big focus in every action on the field.

“It’s a very frustrating situation, but we have to fight – the next game is on Saturday and we will reflect in the next few days and I hope for points in the next game. It will be very difficult at Fulham; they are a big opponent and I hope we can bring a good feeling to the boys and in our game.”

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