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‘I Hope I Am’ – Sabri Lamouchi on Nottingham Forest Future

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Sabri Lamouchi believes he is still the right person to lead Nottingham Forest despite suffering a fourth consecutive defeat this season.

Sabri Lamouchi ‘Hopes’ to Remain Forest Boss

‘It Is a Difficult Question to Answer’

The Reds suffered their fourth defeat of the season to Bristol City, with Dean Holden‘s side maintaining their unbeaten start to the campaign. It leaves Forest without a point so far this term and just one goal to their record.

Lamouchi’s side offered little during a slow first-half performance but produced an improved showing after the break.

Goals from ex-Derby County man Andreas Weimann and Nahki Wells gave the visitors the lead.

Luke Freeman scored with a spectacular strike ten minutes before the interval, although the Reds were unable to get another goal past a red-hot Daniel Bentley.

Forest’s poor run of form – their worst start to a season for more than sixty years – has led to growing pressure on Lamouchi.

But the Frenchman admitted he turned down opportunities to manage in the Premier League, and abroad, before accepting an extended deal from Forest in June.

And he suggested that the commitment shown to the Reds will delay a decision regarding his managerial record.

Asked whether he thinks he will continue to be manager after the international break, he said: “I don’t know. It is a good question, but I don’t have the answer.

“I hope I am.”

When pressed on whether he has the backing of the dressing room, he added: “I think they still show that support, because they showed me a reaction.

“Without a reaction, I can imagine something is wrong and it would be impossible to change that.

“We created chances and Daniel Bentley, their goalkeeper, made some unbelievable saves.

“It is a bad moment and it is difficult. It is bad news after bad news, bad result and bad result. We need to find a solution quickly.”

“I just want to look forward. We have two weeks to work, the transfer window closes and there is time to work with these new players before the game,” he added.

“We need to put our feet on the floor. Everyone at the club – players, staff, manager – need to put their feet on the floor and wake up, because the situation is absolutely unacceptable for all of us.”

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