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Lamouchi on Swans victory

14 September 2019

Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi was delighted with his side’s performance in the 1-0 victory against Swansea.

The Reds produced a fine away display to come out on top at the Liberty Stadium thanks to Alfa Semedo’s late goal.

Speaking after the game, Lamouchi said: “I am happy with the result but most of all the performance. It was a great performance, we were a little bit down in the first 10-15 minutes but after that we tried to control the game.

“In the first half we deserved to score at least one, maybe two but we have come back after two weeks with the right mentality and I am so happy for that.

“To win here is not easy, we are the first ones to do it so it is great for the future, and to play with the same mentality to achieve the three points against Barnsley next Saturday.

“We haven’t won two games in a row yet and it is important to keep going and keep this mentality. I have nice players, a nice group and they are working hard so it is good. They must enjoy this victory, it is not easy to win here.

“I am happy too because when we play away, the fans are always supporting us. There was a lot of them today, the trip is so long but with three points they can enjoy and be happy going back to Nottingham.”

The victory means that Forest are unbeaten away from home this season, also winning at Fulham and drawing at Leeds and Charlton, and Lamouchi wants his side to follow up a fine away victory with a win in front of the home fans next weekend.

He said: “From the beginning, I always spoke about the mentality and the personality. We showed the personality at Leeds, at Charlton, at Fulham and also today.

“But I just want to focus on the next one because we will start to play next Saturday against Barnsley, Tuesday in the cup against Arsenal, Stoke on the Friday, Blackburn on the Tuesday and Brentford the following Saturday.

“We will play a lot of games, five in three weeks so we must stay focused and I want to just enjoy now after two days off because the players deserve some rest, we will focus on Barnsley as it will be tough.

“Easy games in the Championship are impossible and we would like to work just for the three points. If you make a great performance away, you need to follow it up at home. Until now, we haven’t done it and we will try and focus on that.”


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