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Lamouchi on Wigan defeat

20 October 2019

Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi was left to rue missed opportunities as his side tasted defeat against Wigan this afternoon.

The Reds missed a host of chances at the DW Stadium as the hosts won 1-0, with Lamouchi disappointed to come away with nothing.

Speaking after the game, he said: “We are disappointed because the way we started the game, it was the right way for the first 20 minutes to half-an-hour. Then, unfortunately, we gave them one opportunity and they scored.

“After that, it was different. At one down, it was not easy but we tried a lot in the second half and we took a lot of risks but we missed a lot and this can happen. It was not the worst performance from outside but it was the worst result.”

Lamouchi made five changes to the side which defeated Brentford before the international break, and the head coach takes responsibility for the performances of his players.

He said: “Maybe I was wrong with the changes, but I trust in everyone. I have a lot of confidence in all of my players and it was tactical choices, but in the game on the pitch we missed a lot. The result is clear but I don’t think we deserved it, a draw minimum was logical.

“When you play two games at home, you need to be fresh and we have three games in six days so we don’t have a lot of options. With Grabban, it was clear that I needed to think about all games not just this one. I took some choices and I have this responsibility; I don’t have any problem with that.”

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