Attitude key at Carlisle - Steffen
Steffen Freund insists the team’s attitude has to be - and will be - right as we travel to Carlisle in the Capital One Cup tonight.
We make the long trip to Cumbria for a third round clash against a Carlisle side with just two defeats in nine so far this term.
Assisant coach Steffen faced a few similar ties during his time as a player at the club – coming through cup matches at the likes of Brentford, Tranmere and Leyton Orient – and knows exactly what’s in store at Brunton Park.
“It will be a difficult game and the game of the year for Carlisle,” said Steffen. “They’ve already beaten Ipswich in the last round and now Tottenham arrive.
“I have to say that the players’ attitude and performance has been so good in the last few weeks and we have to keep that going.
“There will be changes, but the attitude has to be right. If we do that, we have the quality to beat Carlisle, for sure.”
Steffen described Sunday’s first home win of the campaign against QPR as ‘perfect for everyone’.
“We’d drawn twice at home (in the Premier League) and it was important to get that first home win,” he added. “It was also a derby against QPR, so that was special and at 1-0 down, we turned the game around completely with a really good performance.”