It looks as if he’s seeking perfection.
Which is a commendable stance to take it must be said, now he just needs to take that methodology and make sure the players actually implement it during games.
Nottingham Forest ran out 3-1 winners against Luton Town yesterday, but they were made to sweat for it for long periods of time, most notably when the visitors took the lead in the first half. Goals from Joe Lolley and Lewis Grabban were enough to get the three points in the end, but it wasn’t the greatest of performances.
At least that’s how boss Sabri Lamouchi decided to look at the display.
Speaking after the game, the Frenchman spoke about how much the side managed to kick things up a gear after the restart:
“It’s not fantastic, but the reaction was good. The way we played the first half was not so well, much better in the second half, enough to win the game. Of course happy with the result to win at home, for the future of the season it’s really important, but we need to play a lot better than what we played, especially in the first half.”
Let’s just hope that he can implement that throughout the rest of the season, because it’s these kinds of results that really set teams apart, it’s that old cliché of ‘grinding out results’, but there needs to be that one more step.
It just goes back to what I’ve been saying for large parts of the season about being aggressive. The fact that we were able to not only turn the result around, but to then go and get that extra goal through Grabban’s penalty just showed that we can really kick it up a gear when we need to see a game off.
Do Forest need to start being more attacking?
So if we can just start games the way we ended against Luton, that should give us a good enough foundation to start rolling teams over rather than squeaking by them.