TWITTER TROLLS WON’T UPSET CARLOS
SOCIAL media can be a cruel place, but Carlos Carvalhal claims his Twitter critics aren’t real Sheffield Wednesday fans.
Wednesday are still sitting snugly in the play-off places, but a 1-0 Yorkshire derby defeat at Leeds last weekend, which came hot on the heels of a 2-1 home loss to Brentford, has brought the Twitter trolls out in force.
And, while the Portuguese head coach is aware of the criticism surrounding recent performances, to say he is unfazed would be an understatement.
“It doesn’t affect me,” said Carvalhal. “The (negative) people on social media are not fans of Sheffield Wednesday.
“Sheffield is a city, is a place that felt a lot of injustice in the 80s. A lot of unemployment, a lot of heartache for a lot of people in the region.
“These kind of persons are supporters. I don’t think these kind of people, the genuine fans of Sheffield Wednesday, are on Twitter.
“We are doing our best for all fans, for the people who have Twitter and who don’t have Twitter.
“Usually, the people on social media are the people who make the most noise. They don’t go on Twitter to say positive things – it is usually people who like to say bad things.
“This doesn’t make opinion. This five per cent doesn’t make opinion. I want to talk to all of them.”
The Owls lost to Hull in last season’s play-off final and, while Carvalhal is confident of securing a topsix berth again, he has implored supporters to create a positive atmosphere around the club.
“We have good expectations for the rest of the season but we need the help of everybody,” added Carvalhal.
“If everybody is together, we can perform better and achieve performances like our best ones this season.”
OPINION: Carlos Carvalhal