According to The Nottingham Post, Aitor Karanka recently revealed that he was unaware of The Reds’ position in the league until being told.
A fantastic victory for Forest against Middlesbrough at The Riverside saw them climb to fifth in the Championship table, but Karanka was not concerned with that.
The Spaniard is more focused on the performance of his team, rather than position in the league, which may be the perfect attitude for a manager to take.
A boss could get so preoccupied over his team’s position in the table that he could alter and affect the way they play. Provided Karanka simply focuses on results, they will naturally climb up the table.
Speaking to The Nottingham Post, he said:
“I did not know the position we are in. You know me and I said the same when we were 11, 12 or 14 – I look at the performances, I look at the attitude of the players and of the team.
“The most important thing is to keep trusting this group of players.
“The more that unbeaten run builds, the more that will give us confidence.”
It is a very common cliché used by managers to take one game at a time, but Karanka appears to have taken this approach to the extreme. But it may very likely pay off come the end of the season.
The Reds are unbeaten in their last seven games, and have only lost one game all season. A number of their players, such as Lewis Grabban, are hitting some very good form, which is very dangerous for their opponents.
They host Norwich after the international break, and Karanka will hope that the team continue to build on the momentum that they already have.
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