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The spirit of the team was amazing

29 September 2018

Nottingham Forest manager Aitor Karanka was pleased with the spirit shown by his side to fight back and secure a point at Blackburn Rovers this afternoon.

After Lewis Grabban had given Forest the advantage, they were pegged back by Adam Armstrong and Bradley Dack goals before Grabban converted a late penalty to secure a point in a topsy-turvy game at Ewood Park.

Speaking after the game, Karanka said: “I think it was fantastic entertainment for everybody except for the two managers. It was a game that we could have won, we could have lost. They had chances, we missed the penalty at the beginning and we started the game well.

“When we missed the penalty, we went a little bit down. We went to the pitch in the second half better, they equalised and they came back and we equalised again. We had the last chances to score and it was a game we could have won or lost but we have to be pleased with the performance overall.

“The spirit of the team was amazing until the end, we had chances until the last second and I think it is a good point.”

He added: “The players showed very good attitude on the pitch once again and we have taken a point.

“We are in the right way. I said after the Swansea game and now it is to try and fix the little mistakes that we are still making.

“With this spirit, it is easier and you can feel and see everyone fighting and supporting for each other on the pitch.”


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