Sheffield Wednesday: Confident Jose Semedo predicts quick improvement

Jose Semedo
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One win will be all it takes to get the Owls back on track after their recent slump in form.

Jose Semedo is confident of such a fact and has backed Wednesday to quickly change their fortunes following the international break.

The Portuguese midfielder admits he does feel the pressure of not winning games but says he believes in his fellow players in the quest to turn things around.

“The win will come after the break,” Semedo said.

“I believe in our players. We are going to turn this around for sure.

“Winning gives you confidence, it gives you a better feeling.

“When you don’t win for so many games you start to think ‘we need those three points.’

“I don’t look at the table much but when you are not winning, that is when you start to look.

“You start to think where we would be if we get the win.

“We will get the win and more will come after.”

The goalless draw with Rotherham United on Saturday saw the Owls move close to five full matches without a goal at Hillsborough this season while the overall record is just one goal from their last five matches.

While Stuart Gray continues to scour the loan market for a striker to boost his ranks, Semedo has backed the forwards already at Hillsborough to come good.

He said: “I believe we have some of the best strikers in the division.

“You see some good players in training and some very good quality strikers.

“I believe after the international break we will change our situation and in the break we will be working hard to do that.

“When you concede a lot of goals people will say the goalkeeper needs to change and when you don’t score it’s the striker.

“I think everyone has to do a bit extra to provide the strikers with the goals.

“We will look at that in this break and in the next game I think we will do well.”

The 29-year-old says while the squad recognises goalscoring needs to be improved upon, he insists it is not causing a major headache at the club.

Semedo said; “It is not like a real worry.

“It is not about how many goals we score, it is about winning.

“No one wants to lose, everyone wants to win which makes it difficult for the opposition to score goals.

“We have had many clean sheets which is good for us but sometimes you can say it is a worry when we are not winning games.

“If we were winning 1-0, people would not be worrying that we were not scoring enough goals.”