Sheffield Wednesday winger Alessio Da Cruz has insisted that he believes the Owls can turn around their recent run of form, and start to pick up more positive results during the rest of the campaign.
Garry Monk’s side have come under increased scrutiny throughout the last few weeks, with the Owls having failed to secure a win in any of their last seven Championship matches, after they conceded a stoppage time equaliser during their 3-3 draw at Birmingham City last weekend.
Da Cruz, who arrived at Sheffield Wednesday in January on loan from Parma until the end of the season, was left out of the side for the trip to Birmingham last weekend, but has made three appearances for the Owls so far as he looks to get to up to speed with life in the English second tier.
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Speaking to the Sheffield Star ahead of the Owls’ meeting with Charlton Athletic, Da Cruz has insisted that there is enough quality and determination in the squad to turn things around and go on a more positive run of form.
He said: “It has been difficult. Somebody has to lose, but in training, every day we work hard. I see a lot of qualities and if we all stick together, we will turn things around 100 per cent.
“Everybody is busy with changing and also staying all together. We are working on that every day I see a lot of quality. The team is a really good team, but in a bad moment. In football, it can turn around quickly. We just need a win.”
These are the sorts of comments that Sheffield Wednesday supporters need to start translating into results and performances on the field, with the Owls having a lot of quality in their squad that they need to now start showing throughout the rest of the campaign.
Monk’s side should not be enduring the type of run they are on, but it just shows how low the confidence is around the club at the moment, and giving away a 3-2 lead at Birmingham last weekend will have done little to help Sheffield Wednesday’s key players gain the belief back they had a few months ago.
It has been a difficult start to life at Sheffield Wednesday for Da Cruz, with the winger being asked to come into a new, more physical league that he is used to whilst also trying to help out a side struggling for form, which is why he has yet to really produce his best form.
However, Da Cruz like the rest of the Owls’ squad, has the potential to produce improved performances and help the club turn around their form during the rest of the season – and his comments show that the squad is still together and working to ensure they pick up more results.