Sheffield Wednesday’s Adam Reach has stated that team-mate Massimo Luongo apologised for his red card after the game.
The Australian central midfielder was sent off early in the first-half for a late challenge on Lewis Travis, and it turned out to be a catalyst for a humiliating defeat for the Owls.
Lewis Holtby had already put Blackburn ahead before the red card, but Rovers went onto score four more before the match finished and came away from Hillsborough with a 5-0 victory.
Sheffield Wednesday dropped out of the top six due to the result and will have to look to improve both defensively and going forward in the future. Reach has expressed that Luongo apologised to everyone in the dressing run despite him thinking it was a 50/50 tackle.
Speaking to the Sheffield Star, Reach said: “He apologised and said he let everyone down.
“It looked like two boys going in for a 50/50 tackle, but we can’t really complain about that.”
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Sheffield Wednesday were blown away on Saturday in what was probably the shock result of the day in the Championship. The Owls were horrific at the back, and Blackburn capitalised brilliantly.
They have to adapt and work out a way of playing with ten men incase it is to happen in the future once more. It now pushed Blackburn in with a chance of the play-offs and offers a major confidence set-back to Wednesday.
Garry Monk will definitely have them ready to bounce back in the next fixture, and that’s the key for the Owls. They have to make sure that they respond in the next game.