Sheffield Wednesday press day LIVE: What Darren Moore and Joey Pelupessy have to say ahead of Watford trip

Hello and a very warm welcome to The Star’s live coverage of Sheffield Wednesday’s press day ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Watford.

By Alex Miller
Thursday, 1st April 2021, 8:00 am

Darren Moore is first up, with Joey Pelupessy following him.

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You can follow what they have to say as Wednesday prepare to launch their great escape attempt at Vicarage Road.

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Darren Moore and Joey Pelupessy will face questions from the media this morning.

Sheffield Wednesday press day LIVE: Darren Moore and Joey Pelupessy speak to the media

Last updated: Thursday, 01 April, 2021, 11:31

That’s a wrap for this morning’s press day

Home will always be Holland of course, but I love it here. It is the first club out of my country. It will always be special for me.

JP on relegation fights

My first season at Heracles we lost the first seven games in the season. We were in the bottom in the winter break.

We got safe. The whole season we made it.

JP on relegation scrap

If we are realistic we need minimum four wins, maybe minimum five wins. It’s not only about us. Of course we have to win the games and we need a lot of wins, but it’s better to focus first on Watford, then Cardiff, then QPR.

We can’t focus too much on the games after Watford.

We really need him these last games. He can get an assist out of nowhere, he’s a big part of the team and we really need him without doubt.

Barry I really respect. When I just came here he was injured and then we played a lot together and we are still doing it. It’s a huge pleasure to play next to him.

You can always give him the ball, no matter. Most of the time he’s doing something positive with it.

That’s a big quality for him. As a player next to him, you can’t do that every time with any player.

He’s maybe the best player I’ve played with.

JP on contract talks

There have been no talks yet. I can’t say much about that I haven’t spoken to them yet, but I’m always open to listen to this club if they want to talk to me. I respect every decision they make about me.

I think the last four months I’ve had good form, I’m not sure if it’s the best, but it’s one of the best spells... It feels solid from me, and I’m happy with that. I hope to finish the season that way.

In Holland they don’t like to change their philosophy, which can be good or bad, but I’m glad in England I’ve seen the other side of things. The Dutch way of football is in my DNA, and sometimes the training now is a bit Dutch.

JP on Wednesday future

Sheffield Wednesday is always an option for me. I appreciate they gave me the chance to play in England those years ago. Aside from results I am really happy here. I like the group, the players, those who work here.

I have nothing to complain. If they want to talk about the future, I always listen to Wednesday.

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