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Hughton on Barnsley defeat

21 November 2020

Nottingham Forest manager Chris Hughton was disappointed to have been on the wrong side of the result at Barnsley this afternoon.

Two late goals saw Forest fall to defeat at Oakwell when they were made to rue a host of missed chances.

Speaking after the game, Hughton said: "It is disappointing. It is a game that we shouldn't have lost, we probably didn't deserve to lose and to come out with nothing, that is the biggest disappointment.

"Analysing the game, there are obviously some pluses as parts of our performance were very good. We created chances and in general play, I think we created better chances than them but we have still come away with no points."

He added: "We had good chances and there is always that balance, when you are setting up the team, to how offensive you want to be. Goals change games and if we put one of those chances away, it changes the game. They have to come out a little bit more, play a higher line and then the game changes.

"The longer the game goes when you are not taking those chances, you are putting pressure on yourselves and their goal decided the game. The first one was a great strike and that can happen.

"I was disappointed with both goals but you have to give the lad credit for the first one, it was a great strike and you certainly can't put any blame on the goalkeeper.

"The second one is a soft goal, the ball is in a wide area that we have to defend better. A midfield player breaks into the box then a free opportunity to score, so it is a bigger disappointment with the second goal."

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