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WAGNER REVIEWS BIRMINGHAM WIN

5 December 2015

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David expected his side to performance – and it did!

- David Wagner reviews win at Birmingham City
- Head Coach delighted with his side's performance
- Wagner not focused on league table

Huddersfield Town’s Head Coach David Wagner told htafc.com that he expected the great performance he got from his side in today’s 2-0 win at Birmingham City.

The German’s first win came in his third game, but all three have featured impressive performances. As such, David expected his players to impress as they did at St. Andrew’s.

“We started at the point that we finished last weekend, but today the result was much better than in the last two games,” David admitted.

“Being honest, I expected that we would play a good game and would get the result. We did, so today is a very good day and we are very happy and proud of the performance. We tried to play football on the pitch, with passion, and today we did it. 

“Some parts of the game were very good; we kept a clean sheet and scored very good goals. We made the perfect start with a great goal and the second one came at the right moment. 

“Birmingham is quite a good team – always dangerous – but today our defending was good; I think they only had two or three chances in the whole game. When you play away at Birmingham, this is very good defence. We won a lot of important balls in the middle of the pitch and our transition for the second goal was perfect. 

“I’m very happy with my squad. In our four weeks together we have had three games and played very well in all. Everyone here believes this way will bring success.”

Despite today’s result and the performance, Wagner was adamant that his team has room to improve: 

“We lost a few other counter chances when we had to finish a bit earlier and, in my opinion, we had a few mistakes in our passing and position game. 

“We have to work on that to make it better, but today was the next step in the right direction. We had to work on the results after the last two games and today it was important to win, whilst playing how we like to.” 

The win moved the Terriers out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone, but the Head Coach insisted that the focus should be on performances instead of the table. If performances remain good, the results will look after themselves:

“If I am honest, at the moment I do not look at the table. I am not interested in it. I am interested in what the team is building on the pitch, on the training pitch and with fitness. We are in good shape, so everyone was able to perform for a longer time.

“I am sure this squad has very good quality and will be in a good position in the table at the end of the season, but this is not interesting to me at the moment.”

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