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Gerhard Struber reacts following Wigan draw

12 July 2020

Speaking after our 0-0 draw with Wigan Athletic on Saturday afternoon, Gerhard Struber admitted he was disappointed to come away with just a point having created the better chances for the second game running.

Barnsley edged the encounter at Oakwell and their cause was aided when Latics’ defender Danny Fox was dismissed for a dangerous tackle on Elliot Simoes with 20 minutes left.

However, the hosts were unable to make their numerical advantage count, despite dominating possession and enjoying the better goal scoring opportunities.

“I think my team made a similar performance like in Luton,” began Struber. “In the end, we have one point; we cannot use our big chances. I think my team played very well; we were so in the fighting mode with the right attitude, right energy and a good plan.

“We know the situation about Wigan and with the results in the last time – they’re a big opponent and we played with all that we can. In the end, the only disappointing and frustrating situation is that we pick up one point and I think this, in our situation, is not what I expect today.”

The Reds showed great endeavour and had chances to secure a crucial victory, with Michael Sollbauer, Simoes and Callum Styles all coming close after the interval.

But, as was the case at Kenilworth Road, Barnsley were left frustrated in their mission to take maximum points to help strengthen their survival hopes.

“Sometimes we need a little luck and we are unlucky in the situation with Elliot and at the beginning with Kili or Callum Styles – many situations we didn’t have the right luck,” continued the Reds’ Head Coach.

“But, sometimes, it’s a question of the right balance and, in this moment, we didn’t have the right mood for a strong execution.”

You can watch Gerhards post-match interview on iFollow Barnsley.

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