Sheffield Wednesday: Nuhiu’s praise for ‘supportive’ Carvalhal

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Carlos Carvalhal has proved to be a supportive figure for Atdhe Nuhiu, according to the Austrian striker himself.

Nuhiu has found the net three times in 11 appearances for Sheffield Wednesday so far this season and praised the Portuguese head coach for his backing as he looks to hit the goal trail.

Nuhiu scored from the spot against Brentford

Nuhiu scored from the spot against Brentford

“My relationship with him is very supportive and good,” Nuhiu said.

“I always try to do my best for him and the team as well.

“He is very good. We have found the team.

“He likes to play good, passing football.

“He’s a typical European manager – strict but also fair.

“They never lose focus even if the team doesn’t win for a few games.

“He always reminds us that there is a long way to go.

“And he always prepares us in the right way. He does our part and we do our part in the game and that’s why we are winning together.”

After four successive victories, it appears things are coming together well for the Owls following Carvalhal’s first few months at the club.

Though results may not have been as positive from mid-August through to mid-September, Nuhiu says the squad held a belief they would quickly turn the corner.

He said: “I think that you could see that the results were coming in the last few games.

“It was a tragedy how we lost the game at Burnley.

“But we didn’t feel sorry for ourselves and kept our heads up.

“We knew that we did some good stuff there.

“Football is not always a fair game. Sometimes you lose and you wonder how and sometimes you win and get lucky.”

On his own goalscoring record, Nuhiu said: “Sometimes you have better months. Other times it doesn’t go as well for you and you need to be realistic.”