Hammill pleased with performance in 5-1 win
Adam Hammill thinks the team can still get better, despite the impressive performance in today’s 5-1 home win over Bournemouth!
Hammill set Town on their way to the thumping home victory with his first of the season in the 14th minute and was delighted with the afternoon’s work:
“It was brilliant today; great for the confidence. We look forward to playing this philosophy of football; getting on the ball and expressing ourselves,” Adam told htafc.com.
“The Manager has instilled confidence into us and given us the freedom to express ourselves. We’re playing attacking football, but we also look solid at the back and we’re looking good at the minute.
“When we switched to a 4-4-1-1 formation in the second-half, we looked just as dangerous and I think there is an element of surprise for the opposition – they’re not totally sure how we’re going to play.
“We can’t become complacent. We have to kick on and get more points on the board. It’s exciting for us and the fans that we are nowhere near the finished product. I can see us kicking on together.”
Despite the one-sided scoreline, Adam was keen to stress that AFC Bournemouth played some good football on the afternoon:
“I think Bournemouth are a good, footballing team. They have the right philosophy and a good young manager, so I think they will kick-on and good places. I think they will stay in this division and kick-on.
“Today it wasn’t about Bournemouth being poor; we were just excellent and we nullified them.”
Hammill’s goal was his first since re-joining the Club permanently in the summer and he dedicated it to several people at the Club:
“I’m delighted to get back on the scoresheet. I think people could tell from my celebration that it meant a lot. The Manager has backed me through thick and thin; he’s given me the chance to play football and today’s goal is one of many rewards that I want to give to him and the fans.
“I also owe a lot to Dean Hoyle, Ross Wilson and the whole backroom team at the Club.
“I’m one of those players that needs confidence and the Manager knows that. I just want to settle down now. I’ve never really had that at a club and I’d like to stay here for years – it’s perfect for me. I want to play here as long as I can and help Huddersfield achieve its ambitions.”
Adam’s goal was also the first scored competitively by a Town player other than top scorer James Vaughan, who has now netted seven goals in five games.
“I think it’s vital we all contribute,” Adam admitted.
“The Manager told us to test them with shots before the game and I think we did that. ‘Clayts’ had a go today and sometimes he doesn’t shoot from distance, but you can see the quality he has. I had a few chances; Martin Paterson had an effort; so did Ollie. We look dangerous, combined with looking compact at the back. Overall, we look a really good team.”
Despite his impressive performance going forward, Hammill was also called upon in a defensive sense on several occasions on the day in a right-sided battle with impressive Cherries winger Ryan Fraser.
Adam continued: “The defensive side is another tick in my box – one that I didn’t know I had to be honest! When I first got told I was playing at right wing-back I wasn’t sure if the Manager was being serious, but I’ve taken to the role and gradually I’ve got better and better.
“I think it’s becoming second nature to me now; I know when to go and when to drop. I’m getting fitter and fitter each game and it’s another good role for me – I can now play across midfield and at the top. It’s great for me.
“I was a bit stiff at the end today – I was moving like Iron Man! It was nothing but cramp though, as it’s been a while since I played 90 minutes. As I said I’m getting fitter and I’m really looking forward to kicking on this season.”
Town’s First Team is back in action on Tuesday night when Charlton Athletic visit for a Capital One Cup Second Round game and Adam is keen to keep the winning habit going.
“It’s vital we keep this momentum going. In a sense last weekend was a perfect away win, with a single goal and a clean sheet in a tough game. Today we played really good football throughout the game and it’s still a learning curve for the whole team, so things can only get better.”
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