Is anyone else feeling slightly giddy about all this?
When people start talking about ‘dealing with the pressure’ of things, you know that things have gotten serious and that things are possible, much better than being stuck in mid-table with nothing to fight for.
After their win over Leeds United on Saturday night, Nottingham Forest closed the gap on second-placed Leeds United to just one point and now have a real chance of not only sealing a top-six spot, but even potentially a top-two spot.
Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club, former Forest midfielder Kris Commons spoke about the kind of pressure that everyone around the City Ground would be under now that the club is so close to those spots:
“Without a question… I think because of the passionate supporters at Forest do attract there is that edge there that you feel you feel you are underachieving if you’re not in the Premier League. I know it’s been a long time since Forest have been in the top league, but you only have to walk round the City Ground to know the history of the club… Nottingham Forest is a club that should be there.”
I think the problem now; is just how we deal with it.
Having been out of the Premier League for so long, the fact that we’ve got ourselves in such a prime position at this stage of the season, there will be some that will get carried away, but the trick is not to. The last thing we want is for players to crumble under the pressure from the weight of expectations that the fans are putting on them, see what’s happening with Leeds United at the moment.
Is a top two spot realistic for Forest?
Forest have far exceeded expectations this season, but let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, there’s still an awful long way to go in this campaign.