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The fans are right behind us

26 June 2020

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Nottingham Forest head coach Sabri Lamouchi knows that the supporters will be right behind his side from home as they make their playing return to The City Ground on Sunday.

The Reds face Huddersfield Town and, despite the match being played behind closed doors, the fans have decorated The City Ground with banners, flags and cut-outs to show their support.

Lamouchi said: “We missed our fans, we missed the atmosphere, we missed the intensity, we missed many things, but it will be like this for the next eight, and maybe 11, games.

“I am just asking for more focus from the players on the single details from the first until the last minute.

“I was at The City Ground to see the banners and flags and I do not have any doubt about the support from the fans. Here, probably more than any other place, they are behind the players, behind the club and behind anyone who is part of this club.

“Just because they are real fans, in a good moment and a bad moment. This year, I have been really surprised about the support of the fans in England, and especially at The City Ground.”

Huddersfield have had a tough season on the field and will be hoping to steer themselves away from relegation danger, but Lamouchi says the focus has to be on his own side and he is looking forward to the match after a good week on the training pitch.

“It will be a tough game,” he said. “We know that about this team and their situation in the league. The last result for them, and also for us, was hard and the preparation was a little bit different so it will be a tough game.

“We have had a good week, I have liked the attitude from the players with quality. We have to keep going, after the draw at Sheffield, and we have to focus on Sunday.

“Huddersfield will be a difficult game to play, we have to start in the right way, we need to focus in the best way to concede the minimum and take the maximum points.

“They have some good players but we do as well. We have to focus on us; we are confident, very focused and we have quality.

“We have to do the simple things. In a strange situation with the pandemic and the preparation being different, we have to do the simple things. We are not fully ready, they know that so we have to play together with and without the ball and do the simple things.”


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