Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi was pleased with his side’s mentality to produce a fine away performance in the victory against Hull City.
Two goals from Lewis Grabban saw The Reds come out on top on Boxing Day, a victory and clean sheet which delighted the Forest boss.
He said: “I am pleased, it is the first Boxing Day victory for five or six games so I am happy for the fans, for the players. The way we played, we deserved the three points. We scored two goals and kept a clean sheet, I am very happy for that. The performance was not so big but we deserved to win.
“It was important to win to show that we are there and we will not give up. Sometimes we deserved better results and this is football. We need to keep working hard, be patient and consistent and in this league that is very important.
“The mentality was key, when we play like this it is difficult for the opponent. They have Bowen and Grosicki, their two best players, and they didn’t create a lot. We had Tobias, Joe Worrall, Cashy, Chema, Samba Sow, they didn’t have a lot to do tonight and we deserved the result, a very good result away from home.”
Lamouchi was delighted with the way that Lewis Grabban led the line for his side in an all-round good team performance.
“Grabban is our leader, our striker and he can make the difference,” Lamouchi added. “He is a fantastic player, a fantastic man and he deserved to score. He was the man of the match today but the whole team deserved the victory.
“It was a fantastic clean sheet for me, it was really important. The mentality was good and now we need to recover, focus on Wigan at home and remember that we lost against them before. We have to be consistent, efficient, keep calm and keep working.”