Rotherham manager Paul Taylor was so unhappy with his team’s performance in the derby against Sheffield Wednesday that he said he should have made more substitutions.
Speaking after the game, Taylor said, “I am very frustrated, angry and upset with the performance of the team. We were poor in all aspects of the game, both with and without the ball. We were underdogs in a lot of areas and you can’t do that in a derby. The first 10 minutes of the game were relatively even but then we conceded a goal and the whole atmosphere and pattern of the game changed”.
“We weren’t aggressive enough in our tackling and our possession was low. Some players did work hard but they didn’t know the game well enough. That’s the way it is in derbies, you need to fight fire with fire and sometimes you need to be braver than you were today to hustle, sprint and stay close to the game in order to have a positive impact on the game.”
Taylor made his first change in the 26th minute, bringing on Sebastien Reuven for Arvin Appiah. But he felt he could have made more substitutions.