Speaking after our Carabao Cup defeat on Wednesday night at Elland Road, Michael Duff’s praised his side’s mentality in what was a spirited performance from the Reds.
A brace from Mateusz Klich and a long-range effort from Luis Sinisterra for the home side was enough to see off Barnsley, despite a Mads Andersen headed goal in the first half and a penalty miss from Callum Styles.
Our Head Coach spoke of his pride in his side’s performance under the lights in West Yorkshire: “I was pleased with the performance,” he opened.
“Disappointed to lose. I thought we started the game really well. They tweaked their build up, which we couldn’t quite get the information on.”
At 2-0 it would have been easy for the lads to roll over in a raucous Yorkshire derby atmosphere at Elland Road, but Andersen’s header provided the Reds with a foothold in the game to make it 2-1.
The character his side showed was a source of pride for himself and was a positive takeaway from the tie.
“I thought that was the most pleasing part of it,” affirmed the Northern Irishman. “I thought Saturday, as soon we went one nil down you could have turned the lights off and gone home.
“But today, we didn’t. It was hard work, but we’re a work in progress. It won’t happen overnight. There’s things on the training ground we need to work on which we’re not getting a lot of time to do with the run of games we’re in at the minute.
“There’s definitely pleasing things from that performance.”
Watch the full interview on iFollow Barnsley here.