Date: 1st August 2020 at 12:11pm
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Nottingham Forest attacker Nuno Da Costa has become the latest player to break his silence on the club’s agonising end to the 2019/20 season, which he inadvertently played a key part in.

It was Da Costa’s stoppage time own goal in that 4-1 defeat to Stoke on the final day of the regular season that completed the six-goal swing needed for Swansea to leapfrog Sabri Lamouchi’s side into the final Championship play-off spot, condemning Forest to yet another season in the second tier.

Now Da Costa has opened up on the disappointment of missing out on that chance to win promotion to the Premier League, and his time since joining the club from Strasbourg in January as a whole.

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Taking to his Instagram page to reflect on the events of the past few months, Da Costa admitted it is hard to find the words to describe the end to the campaign, while also thanking the fans and others associated with Forest for welcoming him to the club.

The winger went onto look ahead to the coming campaign with the club, expressing his confidence about bouncing back from this disappointment going forward.

You do have to feel for Da Costa here somewhat.

That it was his own goal that ultimately cost them a place in the play-offs will have been hard to take, even though there were plenty of other moments late in the campaign that contributed to that downfall.

Having only joined Forest recently, that will not have been easy for Da Costa in particular, given he is still trying to really establish himself at The City Ground.

However, it should be noted that Da Costa had showed some signs of promise towards the end of the campaign, and you hope that is something he will be able to build on when things get back underway in a few week’s time.

 
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