Philippe Montanier: Nottingham Forest boss exasperated by second-half display

Philippe Montanier
Philippe Montanier has won seven of his 20 Championship games in charge of Nottingham Forest

Head coach Philippe Montanier has said Nottingham Forest's second-half display against Derby County was poor in so many areas of the pitch.

The Reds were only a goal down at half-time, but were run ragged after the break as Derby strolled to a 3-0 win.

Montanier told BBC Radio Nottingham: "The first half was decent but the second half was very poor, technically, tactically and physically.

"When we play Derby we have to show another level, it's a disappointment."

Forest went into the game on a three-match winning streak, including the previous week's 2-1 victory over Championship leaders Newcastle United.

However, Derby were on a five-match winning run and they made is six with considerable ease thanks to Nicklas Bendtner's own goal and strikes from Tom Ince and Will Hughes.

"A derby is a very important game," continued Montanier. "It's a big disappointment for our fans as it is a game for our fans.

"We lacked everything, especially passion but technically too. We didn't play as a unit.

"For me, I just can't understand why we play such a poor second half."

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