Sheffield Wednesday aims for the big time with star Adam Reach eager to build ‘winning mindset’ at the Championship club
- Adam Reach delivered a message to his teammates in Sheffield Wednesday
- The star scored the goal of knocking Premier League side Brighton out of the FA Cup
- Reach revealed that Garry Monk had urged his players to show more courage
While music from the locker room screamed out to knock Brighton out of the FA Cup, Adam Reach delivered a message to his teammates.
It was Reach’s strike in the second half of a well executed free kick that ensured a safe passage to round four. But Reach wants more than a new day out. He wants the Premier League visits to become normal. He wants to become a Premier League player.
“We are trying to cultivate a winner’s mindset,” said the 26-year-old. “It is a statement to others, but more importantly, it gives us a message that we can do this and implement it. We want to be in this Premier League next year. ”
Adam Reach is eager for promotion in the Premier League after Sheffield defeated Brighton on Wednesday
Garry Monk’s side arrived on the south coast in eighth place in the championship, two points adrift from the playoff places after a three-game loss.
For Monk, it is paramount that the cup win acts as a reset button for his players, an opportunity to end their recent blip to stabilize their promotion offer.
The game lacked quality in the first half, with chances of a premium for both parties. But Reach revealed that Monk’s rest time message was simple: be braver and victory is up for grabs.
Reach revealed that boss Gary Monk had urged his side for more courage with the Amex
“The manager wanted us to be even braver, more courageous and stay high,” said Reach. “We shocked them the way we got out and we got the win.”
It’s safe to say it shocked their fans too. Not since 1992-93, when they defeated rivals Sheffield United, the club has beaten a FA Cup Premier League side.
If Reach gets his way, Wednesday will be back in Brighton next year, but as equals, rather than as brave underdogs as they were here.