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Lamouchi on Reading draw

11 January 2020

Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi was pleased with his side’s performance but disappointed not to take all three points away from Reading this afternoon.

Ben Watson’s goal looked to have given them the win at the Madejski Stadium but an equaliser mintues later ensured a draw, an result that Lamouchi felt was fair overall.

Speaking after the game, he said: “We started well in the first half, we controlled it and we deserved to score. We suffered more in the second half but when you are lucky to score at the end of the game, it was done.

“Unfortunately not, this is the fate, but one point is a fair result at the end.

“To take three points here is not easy, unfortunately it is just one point but I tried to be positive with the players and the team. The dressing room was down, like me. One point is one point, but now we need to win the next two games at home.”

Lamouchi was pleased with his players’ efforts in the game between two in-form sides, with Forest creating more opportunities over the course of the 90 minutes.

“I think it is the first time that we have controlled a game in this way away from home,” he said. “We deserved to score but we didn’t.

“The second half was different, they started more aggressively and higher and had chances to score. At the end, we are disappointed and upset but I think it is a fair result.

“The players worked so hard today. They ran, they fought and they respected the plan, it was perfect, so I am upset for them.”

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