Mason Bennett had levelled for Millwall after just six minutes, before Helik won it for the Reds and Ismael said: “Congratulations to the guys for the performance and the mentality on the pitch.
“It was a tough game – it was exactly as we expected against Millwall. We were prepared for the direct game. That’s why we put a lot of bodies and physicality on the starting XI today, to compete at that level.
“I think we started very well and we scored quickly. To concede the goal was really poor. There was a concentration failure.
“After that it was a fight and a 50/50 situation in the game. In the second half we made a tactical change to have more pace behind.
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