However, the Portuguese manager still had some fans concerned this afternoon when he made one of the most bizarre comments of the season, comparing his injured players to fish and potatoes.
Carvalhal’s side have struggled with Tom Lees, Ross Wallace, Kieran Lee, Sam Hutchinson, Fernando Forestieri and Gary Hooper all on the treatment table at stages throughout this campaign.
And Saturday’s draw with Barnsley which could be blamed on a paper thin squad, has clearly frustrated the Owls boss, who saw his team fall behind Fulham in the race for promotion to the Premier League.
Carvalhal told reporters at his press conference this afternoon, “When we lose players who link the game at the same time, we miss something in the team.”
The 51-year-old added, “You can’t cook well if you don’t have fish, and you eat potatoes, it’s completely different.”
“If we will cook something, you buy good tomatoes, good potatoes, and good rice, but if don’t have the fish, you eat more potato.
“A potato cannot play the role of fish.”
And the Wednesday fanbase wasn’t brimming with confidence upon hearing Carvalhal’s comments:
— Rob Staton (@robstaton) April 3, 2017
Carlos Carvalhal has clearly lost the plot… 'A potato cannot play the role of a fish'.
I beg to differ Carlos. ? pic.twitter.com/cWAWeRRJXy
— Kerry (@uptheblades) April 3, 2017
— Chas (@baggleyowl) April 3, 2017
@robstaton Carlos has lost it!! Wtf!! ????
— TheBlades (@skibumg) April 3, 2017
@robstaton this guy is making Nigel Adkins sound normal ?
— Colin Clayton (@ColinVClayton) April 3, 2017
— Dave W (@davidwinfield) April 3, 2017
— Richard Stebbings (@stebbsy1867) April 3, 2017
— Mike Stephenson (@Stephenson87M) April 3, 2017
— 1dmc (@onedmc) April 3, 2017
@robstaton But the question is with all the money that has been spent – Why do we have a surplus of rice and potatoes and a shortage of fish?
— Matthew Sprague (@MSprague13) April 3, 2017
— Dan Atkin (@danatkin5) April 3, 2017
— Brent otter (@Brentotter) April 3, 2017
@robstaton Then surely one has to question why another fish wasn't brought in during the transfer window to cover the injured fish ?
— Richard Beever (@RichBeev) April 3, 2017
Wednesday will look to get back to winning ways with a three points against already relegated Rotherham tomorrow night and the club could recapture a place in the playoff places with a victory.