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Lamouchi pleased with Reds' spirit

23 November 2019

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Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi praised his side’s fighting spirit to come away with a point from Bristol City this afternoon.

The Reds were reduced to 10 men just before the hour-mark following Ryan Yates’s red card but Lamouchi was pleased with his team’s efforts to secure a point.

Speaking after the game, he said: “I think it was a good point, we deserved it and I like the spirit, especially with one player less.

“In the first half, we didn’t create a lot but we could have scored through Ryan and Diedhiou made a great save on the line.

“In the second half, with one player less, it was very difficult but the attitude and the spirit of the players, those who came in like Albert, Rafa Mir and Joao, they worked a lot for the team and for me that is really important. It was positive and it was a great point.

“We didn’t have many chances but we had one clear one, we could have scored it in the second half but we didn’t. We keep this result, we keep this point and it is very positive.

“The players never gave up and they need to trust more in themselves because they are doing well, they are working well and I am proud to work with them.

“They need to trust more in themselves because we have the quality; they need to try more things and believe.”

Lamouchi felt the red card for Yates was a justified one and knows that the midfielder will learn from it.

He said: “It was the first red card for us this season but I think it was a logical decision from the referee.

“Our young players need to learn about these type of details as they can change the game. At 11 against 11, it was maybe a different game.”

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