Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal explains how long it took to explain to squad why they lost against Bristol City

Sheffield Wednesday

The Championship play-off hopefuls fell to a surprise 4-1 defeat to the Robins.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal has claimed that it took just three minutes for him to explain and for his squad to understand what went wrong during their game against Bristol City last weekend, the Sheffield Star reports.

The Owls were soundly beaten 4-1 at Ashton Gate to end their four-match winning run that had seen them strengthen their hopes of sealing a play-off spot.

And while the defeat would have many scratching their heads, the Portuguese explained that it was a quick process going through the mistakes in the game.

"It was a collective problem so it is easy to correct," he told the Star.

"We showed them in less then three minutes of images why we lost and they understood it clearly. We have corrected everything.

"In the marathon, you have some situations like that. It is a big problem if you don't look at why you win and lose."

The length of time it took to supposedly dissect the game arguably suggests that the Wednesday boss is not overly concerned about how important that result will be come the end of the season.

The Owls have been around the top six all year, and had spent the previous few weeks looking like potential outsiders for a top two spot, so Carvalhal perhaps feels that as long as the players are aware of their mistakes, there is no need to spend hours and hours breaking down every little problem as it has not been a regular occurrence. 

But if they fall to a similar defeat when they face Ipswich Town on Saturday, the inquest into the result may need slightly longer than three minutes.

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