Man of the match Brice Samba says he was “disappointed” that Nottingham Forest were unable to claim all three points against Luton Town after a “lucky” penalty save in the scoreless draw.
Samba has been a pivotal factor in Steve Cooper’s side this season, conceding just 11 goals in a streak of one loss in 12 games against Forest, and keeping his fourth out of the season against Nathan Jones’ side.
The Congolese shot-stopper was praised after the game on Tuesday night for his exploits to keep his side in the game, with a brilliant penalty save and a great stop close to death.
Forest clung to the end as they had to play with 10 men for 30 minutes after Jack Colback’s second booking of the match.
Looking back on the match, Samba expressed disappointment at only being able to collect one point in front of the City Ground crowd, but admitted the “most important thing” was to keep up their incredible streak of results.
He told the Nottingham Forest official website: “I was a little lucky because [the penalty] hit the bottom of my foot so it was good for me. Luton pushed hard and played well, so it’s my job to make saves.
“It’s a good point, but I’m disappointed because we couldn’t get the three points. The gaffer said at halftime that we had to play better to win this game, but unfortunately we got the red card.
“We didn’t lose, that’s the most important thing, so hopefully we can get the three points on Friday.”
Nottingham Forest are back on the road this weekend, their third game in six games, as they take on West Brom, who have lost form in recent weeks, and the 27-year-old praised the spirit it took within the squad during a busy scheme.
“We have a good spirit, every player is a top man and everyone is ready to play. The gaffer says exactly the same, we need everyone in the squad,” said Samba.
“We play every three days and if you’re not 100 percent at your best in those three days, you can’t win. It’s a tough competition and it’s not easy, but we’ll keep going.”