Sheffield Wednesday: Owls boss Carvalhal grateful for Chansiri backing

Carlos Carvalhal
Carlos Carvalhal
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Carlos Carvalhal, the Owls chief, has thanked chairman Dejphon Chansiri for his support during the team’s below-par sequence of results.

Saturday’s thrilling 3-2 triumph over Fulham was only Wednesday’s second league win and first since the opening day of the season. Victory moved them up to 14th in the Championship standings.

Barry Bannan

Barry Bannan

The Portuguese, who handed home debuts to Barry Bannan, Fernando Forestieri, Daniel Pudil and Michael Turner, said: “I’m not under pressure because I have confidence in what we are doing.

“The chairman has also given me confidence because he has seen the last two matches in Thailand. He Chansiri has suffered a lot. He said we are in a good way but we just need to score more goals with the good football we are playing.

“He knows we missed a lot of chances and deserved much more against Burnley and Bolton. All the time he believes we are in a good way and has given massive confidence to us. “

Carvalhal claimed Wednesday deserved maximum points.

“We played very well for 70 minutes and in the final 20 we tried to close our house completely,” he said. “After it went 3-2, the energy of the players came down a little and we tried to protect the lead as we had not won in a long time.”

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Skilful winger Ross Wallace produced a classy performance, having a hand in all of their goals as the Owls netted three times on home soil for the first time since April 2014.

Carvalhal said: “He played very well. It may be strange to our fans that he played against Burnley and not then versus Bolton. We know the players and try to protect them.

“When we use players, we want them to give their maximum. He had good energy but the whole team played well.”