Sheffield Wednesday chief Carlos Carvalhal lays it on the line to Fernando Forestieri after Norwich no show
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Carlos Carvalhal should have been savouring a battling point but the Sheffield Wednesday boss left Carrow Road warning Fernando Forestieri his strike action will carry serious consequences.
The wantaway forward is set to be disciplined for refusing to travel to Norwich amid speculation linking him with Newcastle United.
Carvalhal revealed after the 0-0 draw at Norwich, Forestieri had to be persuaded to play on the opening weekend, when his goal sank Aston Villa.
'It is not a problem for me because Fernando is under contract at this club and the chairman has said he will not be selling anyone,' said the Portuguese boss. ''The chairman doesn't want to sell any player. That's what he has told me. Fernando has a contract for three years. He belongs to us. We don't want to sell any player. Fernando came to talk to me before the Aston Villa game and said his head wasn't right. He refused to play. I talked with him and so did Glenn Loovens and said this would be very bad. At that moment, he changed his mind so he played against Aston Villa. He trained as normal in the week and played very well. We prepared the game on Friday morning and put the players in the position. We practised corners and free-kicks. When we were ready to go to the bus, he refused to travel.
'In the modern football, it is like this. It's the money that makes the personalities. When I talked with the chairman, he was very clear that he didn't want to sell any player and he's still saying absolutely the same now.'
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Carvalhal preferred to dwell on the efforts of the men who did head to Norfolk.
'We have played two very strong sides in our first two games and come away with four points and two clean sheets which is very pleasing,' he said. 'In the second half we had chances to win the game but I am not disappointed - a draw here is a very good result for us.'
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