Ahead of our trip to Fulham on Saturday, Gerhard Struber spoke of his belief that Barnsley can turn their season around and climb clear of the relegation zone.
It will be a tough task against Scott Parker’s high-flying side, who can potentially move second in the Sky Bet Championship this weekend, but the Reds’ Head Coach insists that his team can achieve a positive result in west London.
“I believe in my team and I believe that we can pick up points in the next game,” said Struber. “I think, also, a very important thing for us is that the we only focus on us and our performance and not the table. When we look at the table, it’s not so helpful now.
“We need a big focus in our next game and a big motivation; I don’t think motivation is a problem for my team. When we have a good concentration, it’s not easy to win points against us. I hope that we can create a good game and I trust my boys; on Saturday we have the next chance for three points.
“The pressure that we have is not easy – especially for young players, but this is the reality and we have to do it.”
The Reds ran out 1-0 winners against Fulham on the opening day back in August thanks to Luke Thomas’ first half strike.
A similar performance at Craven Cottage would provide a timely morale-boost for Barnsley, who still have 42 points to play for as they bid to close the gap to those above them.
“We need a run and we will fight for this run,” continued Struber. “When we have good momentum, work hard and believe in this then I think, in the end, we will see. I hope and I believe that we can start the run when we have the right energy together.”
You can watch Gerhard’s press conference on iFollow Barnsley.