Under-fire Sheffield Wednesday chief demands players take more responsibility

Manager Jos Luhukay believes Wednesday's players need to look at themselves in the mirror following the club's alarming slide down the Championship table.

Monday, 17th December 2018, 5:04 pm
Updated Monday, 17th December 2018, 5:08 pm
Jos Luhukay was left fuming with the two goals Sheffield Wednesday conceded in their defeat at Swansea City

Luhukay has come under fire after overseeing just one victory from their last 10 matches. Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Swansea City means the Owls are just five points above the relegation zone.

Wednesday conceded two quickfire goals at the Liberty Stadium to pile more pressure on beleaguered boss Luhukay.

Jos Luhukay was left fuming with the two goals Sheffield Wednesday conceded in their defeat at Swansea City

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A large section of Wednesday's fan-base have called for Luhukay to be sacked. Chairman Dejphon Chansiri has now returned to the UK after several weeks in his homeland of Thailand.

But Luhukay says the players must take more responsibility for their poor run of results.

The Dutchman, who slammed his team's defending against Swansea, told The Star: "I don't know what the players are waiting for.

"Every week we analyse what went wrong and how we conceded goals to our opponents.

"The players must learn also do the right things in the right moments and to take responsibility to pick up a good result."

Defeat in South Wales cranked up the pressure on Luhukay and he walked out in the middle of a post-match interview with BBC Radio Sheffield after reacting angrily to a question about his future.

The Owls conceded twice in the space of a minute last Saturday, having led through a 63rd minute strike from Marco Matias.

"We didn't defend down our left side twice and that is not acceptable, you have to run with your opponent," he said. "I have tried to coach this three or four times, but it is not going in their heads.

"I am so angry because the players are showing no proof of what we are doing. It is not the first time we give a 1-0 lead away for the opponents to score two goals.

"How many times has this happened? When the players don't learn from this situation then you won't win games. Maybe the players can give the answers."