These are testing times for Carlos Carvalhal, who has mounting pressure on him at Sheffield Wednesday, with the Owls struggling to play their way into play-off contention in the Sky Bet Championship.
Wednesday are heading into a crucial run of fixtures eight points adrift of the top-six, currently sitting 12th in the Championship table, way below where many expected them to be.
Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Hull City has piled the pressure on Carvalhal, who has now watched his side draw their last four Championship fixtures, which has led to them falling further behind the top-six.
Carvalhal has been discussing the role of Atdhe Nuhiu, who in recent weeks has been a positive for the Owls, making an impact from the bench.
However, the 28-year-old striker’s starting chances appear to look limited, with Carvalhal reluctant to use the striker due to the criticism he could receive.
Carvalhal’s interview has sparked plenty of reaction from Sheffield Wednesday’s supporters, here is some of that reaction…
Won’t start him because fans will criticise?? Don’t sit in the managers chair then because your getting criticised more than most Carlos !!!!
— David stone (@stoneyboyblue) December 6, 2017
Can sort of understand the perspective here. He has done a great job off the bench recently and people have noticed his value which is great. I do have a feeling starting him isn't the answer to our problems though. For the record, always loved Big Dave
— Anthony Poole (@AnthonyPoole) December 6, 2017
he's useless, and it doesn't say much for the rest of the strikers when HE is the answer he's good for putting the nets up #wawaw
— Lee Widdison (@WIDDY35) December 6, 2017
Im sorry CC is losing it just bloody play him he shows more passion than the rest , defenders hate playing against him & he creates space 4 others Hooper & Rhodes with Atty
— Paul Clark Homer23 (@homer23) December 6, 2017
I love Big Dave, he's made a big impact on the last couple of games and should be involved from the start in a diamond formation.
— Chris Eason (@chriseason0628) December 6, 2017
Should play more often
— Neil Line (@NeilLine4) December 6, 2017
Should sell him in the window he is useless. May be a great guy, but we need winners
— Dean hubery (@hubery_dean) December 6, 2017
I kind of agree too. I think CC has a point on this one, However I would like to see him earlier at times.
— Inskins (@Enigma1867) December 6, 2017