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Valerien Ismael is pleased with the victory over Sheffield

Sun 13 December 2020 | 8:49

Valerien Ismael is delighted with Barnsley’s 2-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday describing it as ‘a big three points.’

Cauley Woodrow and Dominik Frieser have found the target in the first half leading

Barnsley

to a victory, who are now sitting 13th on the EFL Championship table.

Sheffield Wednesday

, on the other hand, sit at the bottom of the table. The Owls took the first chance to score through Josh Windass dancing past the goal-stopper.

The Tykes canceled out Wednesday’s goal with an equalizer ten minutes after when Woodrow met the back of the net. 37 minutes into the game, Barnsley midfielder Frieser scored the second goal for the team.

Ismael

said: “

It’s a big three points. We are very happy with the performance and we can enjoy this evening.

“We reacted perfectly to going a goal down. You have to be focused if you make mistakes. The second half was a big fight but we are delighted with the win. We had to stay compact and press. We struggled a little at points but Jack Walton did his job.

“We are in good shape. The momentum is on our side and we need to recover for our next game on Tuesday. A big win gives us good confidence. We are a young team and we showed that we have the capability to come back in a game.

“It’s a tough schedule at the moment. We have to give everything to get the points. We have the possibility to make changes and adapt more to the Championship in the January transfer window.

“Today’s win was an early Christmas presents for our fans

.”

The Owls pushed for the second equalizer but Jack Walton pulled off a great save. Joey Pelupessy's efforts were also pushed on the crossbar.  

Tony Pulis

, Wednesday manager, said: “

It’s all about confidence. We switched off twice and gave two really poor goals away.

“I really do think the players are giving their best. We just needed a little bit of luck.

“The players are what they are. It took the boys a while to get to grips with the Barnsley team, who play well on the front foot. I thought we were the better team in the second half.

“We changed it around and there was much more positivity. The players responded better. The group needs a little bit of inspiration and we need to bring one or two players in.

“We had the Dominic Iorfa injury today. He’s been such a great lad since he’s come into this football club. To lose him now is a massive blow for us. He’ll be out for at least six months.

“We have to bring players in with a little bit more quality in January. The depth of the squad and the identity of the team are two things that really concern me.”


source: SportMob

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