POYA ASBAGHI ON THE NOTTINGHAM FOREST TEST – News
Poya Asbaghi spoke to the press ahead of our first game of 2022 – a trip to the City Ground on Monday afternoon.
ON THE CHALLENGE OF NOTTINGHAM FOREST
“We faced West Brom, who are a team that should compete for the Premier League, and now Blackburn away, who are the best team in the league, and I still think that even though we didn’t win Those games, in the middle of the second half against Blackburn, the game was about to be decided.
“We had a very good opportunity to counterattack to go forward and score a goal. Instead, we’ve lost the ball and they win – sometimes it’s football, but it also shows that we’re not miles away from battling for points against the toughest opponents.
“So that’s a bit of an encouraging thought for an away game against Forest, which we know is tough as well.”
ON THE CREATION OF CHANCES
“I think we created more chances against Blackburn than against West Brom. We also attacked in different ways, in order to be able to create while also surpassing their pressing, from a counterattack to the score.
“If you can do it in a tough away game, then I’m sure we can show it even more in other games. But it is important for us to progress by creating more opportunities; we were better offensively in our last game and we have to make sure it is priceless by losing the ball.
ON RECENT FORM
“Of course you want to win as a soccer manager, as a player and as a fan. The will to win a soccer match is as strong for the players as it is for the fans and me, but you know that you have to keep working hard and not wait for something to happen.
“You have to make sure that you, as a coach, feel that you are preparing the team as well as possible. When you do that in the long run, the table isn’t lying – it can lie game to game. other, but in the long run you get what you deserve.
“That’s all we can focus on; not feel sorry for yourself and let the frustrations get the better of you, instead of focusing 100% on the task.
ON PLAYER MENTALITY
“The belief is there for sure. I watch the players react and, when you concede a 1-0 away goal against Blackburn, it’s a tough time in a tough situation where we’re struggling in the game.
“But when they scored I saw Romal Palmer running to get the ball out of the net and the players right after clapping themselves in situations where it’s really easy to give up, look down, or get lost. feel sorry for himself.
“So for me it was good to see that they still have the hunger and the will – it’s about adjusting things in defense and attack to win.”