Barnsley youngster expresses frustration at derby 'they should have won' against Sheffield Wednesday

A Barnsley debutant claimed his side were the better team in their 1-1 derby draw with Sheffield Wednesday and believes they were unlucky not to have taken three points from the clash.

Monday, 10th February 2020, 11:50 am
Updated Monday, 10th February 2020, 4:34 pm

Elliott Simoes, who made his first Reds start at Oakwell and produced a handful of eye-catching moments, regrets his side not having been able to nick two priceless extra points in the relegation battle.

“The fans got behind us a lot and that helped us to put in a good performance, but it’s just unlucky that we couldn’t get all three points.

“We knew it wasn’t just about the three points, but the fact it was a derby too.

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“They’re always very important. We just weren’t clinical enough in front of goal. Apart from that we should have won the game.”

It was a summary agreed with by Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber, who expressed his frustration at not having grabbed the win despite periods of dominance.

“I am happy with our performance, but in our situation, one point is not enough,” he said.

“This is the disappointing reality. It is not easy after playing so well. We worked so hard for the momentum and we had a big focus and concentration on set-plays.”

Barnsley's Elliot Simoes, right, believes the Reds did not get what they deserved out of their 1-1 derby draw with Sheffield Wednesday

Asked about a late penalty shout not awarded by referee Tim Robinson, the Barnsley boss delivered a tongue-in-cheek response.

“I think that in many situations the ref was not a Barnsley fan,” he joked.

“That is all I can say in this situation.”