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Carvalho looking to improve

1 May 2019

Nottingham Forest midfielder Joao Carvalho is hoping to continue to improve his game as his first season in English football comes to an end this weekend.

The Portuguese signed for The Reds in the summer and has scored four times, providing eight assists, in his maiden Championship campaign and wants to add to those tallies next season.

He said: "It has been a good first season for me. I had the pre-season to adapt and to know the people here, my teammates and the language. The beginning of the season was very difficult as it is aggressive and very intense and I tried to do my best. With every game, I hope that I helped the team and we can do more next season.

"I want to score more and assist more and I want to beat all my personal records next season. This season has been a good season but I want to do better. I know I can do it so I hope I will play more and get more goals and assists to help the team.

"Of course, it is disappointing no to get in the play-offs. We had a lot of chances to get there but we have fallen short. We have to learn with these games and next season we can use this experience to get into the play-offs and do better.

"The determination has always been there, we had that this season but we didn't have that experience of the games with the pressure to get where we wanted to. Next season will be good because we will have that experience and I think we will be pushing for the play-offs."

Joao was speaking with Forest Review ahead of this weekend's final game against Bolton Wanderers at The City Ground. You can read the full interview with him in the final edition of the matchday programme for 2018-19, available for just £3 from around the ground prior to the game.

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