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Proud of the reaction

1 October 2019

Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi was impressed by his side's character and determination following the 1-1 draw at Blackburn Rovers.

The Reds hit back just two minutes after falling behind at Ewood Park, courtesy of Joe Lolley's fourth goal of the season, and the head coach was delighted by his players' response to the disappointment of conceding the opening goal.

Speaking after the game he said: "It's a good point in the end but after the first half I was thinking we could have had more. We created a couple of chances at the very start of the game but by the end, I think it was a good result. 

"I'm not surprised but I am extremely proud of the reaction from my players after going 1-0 down. It's not easy to react that quickly, just a minute after they scored, so all credit to the players. Overall it is a good point here, in a tough stadium, and now we must focus on Brentford.

"I felt we could have kept possession better tonight. When we needed to play forward we went back and when we needed to go back we pushed it forward. So we just need to play with a little more control of the ball but we must just keep working hard for that.

"We introduced Tiago and Joao onto the pitch to try and keep the ball a little bit more but it didn't quite happen for us. It's ok though as we've played a lot of matches over the last two weeks and we can accept that sometimes in football you don't play at your best.

"There are two really positive things to come from tonight: the excellent point we have taken away from here and the reaction of the players to going 1-0 down. They kept believing, they kept working hard and I think we will look back at this as a very good result away from home."

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