Barnsley 2-5 Forest: Post Match Reaction

"We've gifted them the goals,"
 
"The first one, the free kick, he's hit it on the 'keeper's side, second one we don't track a runner and get back into a near post slot.
 
"Third we give the ball away, a free header in the box with three defenders, the fourth one we didn't gift them that but we had four defenders back and it was a free header in the box, the fifth one was a penalty.
 
"You have no chance of winning a game. You can forget all the positives and things you're doing well, that's our fundamentals and today we were nowhere near in terms of that.
 
"They'll go away happy thinking they've put in a great performance but we've gifted them the three points."
 
"I know it's a steep learning curve but we have to learn because it's a harsh league. The players we're playing against have got good experience at this level and higher and they aren't going to feel sorry for us.
 
"We weren't at our best today but we'll learn from this game and move on, starting in next weekend's match with Birmingham City."
 
"We have to make it as difficult as possible for them and with the ball today, we got that spot on in terms of how we were going to beat them, getting the ball wide early and the two versus one situations wide against their wing-backs and scored two great goals from it.
 
"In-between that we've gifted them their first goal, we should have been 2-0 up and cruising, we give them another goal and we sort of go away because we have lots of the ball and lots of possession.
 
"We go away from what was getting us the joy and getting the ball wide, the two versus one situations and getting the delivery in the box.
 
"We looked a good side in terms of possession, a pretty side, but we were soft without the ball and we played into their hands."
 
"It's difficult to take this one, I'll watch this back but this is more disappointing than Saturday's game because we should have won that game, but we didn't give Wigan anything, they defended for their lives and we just didn't take our chances.
 
"We gifted Forest this game."
 
"Lots of things weren't good enough, we went away from the game plan a little because we thought we were better than what we were when we had the ball.
 
"We pride ourselves on the basics, we know where we've come from, the players understand how hard they have to work to bridge that gap in terms of what's in the other dressing room, the experience they've got or quality.
 
"I back these lads to go out there and beat them but they'll not if they don't get the basics right.
 
"It's a reality check, that's exactly what it is. That's what we'll use it as," 


Hecky was talking to www.barnsleyfc.co.uk