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The work does not stop

27 September 2019

Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi was impressed by his side's 3-2 victory at Stoke City but has demanded further improvement from his players.

The Reds came out on top of an entertaining five-goal contest at the bet365 Stadium to go top of the Sky Bet Championship table but the head coach says his side still have some way to go to reach their full potential.

Speaking after the game, he said: "I thought we were lucky to come back into the game in the first half because it was a difficult start but we made the difference after half-time. I'm so happy about the result, the performance, the attitude of my players but the work does not stop here. We must continue to improve.

"We're absolutely ready for the fight. We know we must play much better than we did tonight but at least we know this. I think Stoke have good players, and a good team, but tonight we have been able to take advantage that they have made more mistakes in the game than us.

"I told the boys at half-time that it was important that we started to play our football in our rhythm, the way we know we can. We gave Stoke too much time and too much space in the first half and when you do that in the Championship, you know you will get hurt.

"To win away from home, at a difficult stadium like this, in front of 3,000 Forest fans is a great positive for us. We must take confidence from this now and learn that we must control the game better, particularly when we are away from home.

"Being top changes absolutely nothing for me. Of course I understand it is very nice for the club and for the fans but we are still so far away from the end of the season. We'll get to the next international break after Blackburn and Brentford and see where we are."

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