Carlos Carvalhal insists Sheffield Wednesday are playing better than they did last season but has called upon his side to rediscover their killer instinct.
There may be a growing sense of frustration that Wednesday have failed to improve on this stage a year ago in terms of results but the head coach believes their performances are stronger than last term.
Carvalhal believes what he terms the Owls’ lack of ‘efficiency’ in front of goal is letting them down this term – and was something that ultimately cost them the win at Fulham last weekend.
“We are playing better than we were last season but the big difference is the efficiency is not the same,” said Carvalhal, who today takes his side to Wolverhampton Wanderers.
“There were probably times last season when we defended well and created one or two chances, and after, the game was more easy to us.
“We would then score a second with a fast attack and kill the game.
“But the efficiency of the team so far is not very high.
“I think we are shooting more and creating chances and playing better football.
“We are trying to do better with our efficiency,.
“Against Fulham, we had more clear chances than them to kill the game.
“We must improve this part of our game.”
Despite being pegged back in the 91st minute at Fulham last weekend, Carvalhal says the mood has been positive among his squad this week.
He said: “One second and one minute make a big difference in football.
“We know what we are doing and are trying to find the little luck we deserve.
“The signs in training were good so we have good expectations.”