Carlos Carvalhal praises Sheffield Wednesday fans after Stoke defeat

Wednesday took 1,600 fans to the Britannia in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday evening.

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal praised the club’s ‘amazing’ fans to BBC Sport following his side’s loss to Stoke City.

The Owls were beaten 2-0 in their Capital One cup clash with Mark Hughes side on Tuesday evening, with goals from Ibrahim Affelay and Phil Bardsley sealing the win.

It was a disappointing display from Carvahal’s side, after they famously knocked out Arsenal in the previous round and would have fancied their chances against the Potters.

The Portuguese manager refused to criticise his side after the game though, and instead praised the clubs’ 4,600 fans who travelled to the Britannia with his side.

"I'm not unhappy with the team,” Carvalhal told BBC Sport.

“I thank the fans who pushed the team all the way. The fans are amazing. They are unbelievable. We give everything for them on the pitch."

Despite their disappointment, Wednesday fans will surely look back with pride after their 3-0 win over Arsenal.

Attention must now turn to the Championship however, with only goal difference separating them from the play-off positions at present.

They take on highflying Derby County at the weekend, with the Rams currently third in the table and just two points away from first placed Brighton.

And Carvalhal will be hoping that the disappointment from the midweek loss to Stoke doesn’t have a negative effect upon his side in that game. 

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