Davidson comments on his Town debut
- Jason Davidson reviews his debut for Huddersfield Town
- Left back knows Town had to take the big chances
- Australian international keen to focus on the positives
Town debutant Jason Davidson was keen to take the positives from the performance in the opening day defeat at Hull City.
The Australian international was disappointed to come away from the KC Stadium empty handed after a 2-0 defeat, but was keen to highlight the standard of Town’s second-half performance.
“Obviously it’s not the ideal way to start the season and we all came to Hull to get a result. I thought there were a few communication errors for their two goals. However, it’s a long season and we have to look at the positives.
“I think there were some good signs, particularly in the first 15 minutes of the second-half when we really took it to Hull. Unfortunately we didn’t finish the chances we did have.
“Football matches aren’t judged on how many chances you create; it’s all about how many goals you score. We can create more chances than the other team, play better than them, pass it more than them, but at the end of the day everyone remembers the result.
“We’re a young team and collectively we have to finish those chances off. However, looking at things positively it is good that we are creating them. We’ll work on that clinical edge in training. That includes myself, because when I got into the box today I hit my chance over the bar.
“We’ve got a Cup game on Tuesday now and we have to make sure we turn those chances into goals.”
Looking at the positives, Jason believes Town’s ability was showcased against a side packed full of experienced internationals with top flight experience:
“They’ve kept the majority of their team after relegation from the Premier League, but I think everyone in the Stadium today saw they were on the back foot for the first 20 minutes of the second-half.
“I thought they were quite fortunate to score the second goal at the time they did, because it took a lot of pressure off them. Had we been a bit luckier and scored, the game would have been wide open. Unfortunately, their second goal killed the game off.”
Speaking on his own performance – a competitive debut for Town – Jason added:
“I think in the first-half it took me a bit of time to find my feet; a good 30 minutes. That seemed to be the same for the team.
“In the second-half I think I got into my groove and started to get into attacking areas; that’s my style of play. I started feeling comfortable, so now I have to reach that level for 90 minutes. Despite that, I think you could see the hunger and resilience from our boys.”
Moving forward, Jason is keen for the Terriers to accentuate their own positives regardless of the opposition:
“We need to focus on ourselves, not what the other teams will do. If we play football like we can, we will get results and have a good season. You will win some and lose some, but we have to stay positive as a unit and stick together as a team.”
The next opponent is League 2 Notts County in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup game at the John Smith’s Stadium; a game in which Jason has a clear target:
“It doesn’t matter what competition it is; we want to win. I still play the same in a Cup game as I do in the League, because at the end of the day we are here to perform and get results.”