Weekend goalscorer encouraged by display at Hillsborough
- Sean Scannell reviews defeat at Sheff Wed
- Winger encouraged by performance
- Scanz believes Town will improve further
Despite the score-line, Sean Scannell was encouraged by Huddersfield Town’s display as David Wagner took charge of the team for the first time at Sheffield Wednesday.
The winger scored his first goal of the season to put his side ahead at Hillsborough in the 53rd minute, but an equaliser for the hosts brought about a poor end to the game and the Owls ran out eventual 3-1 winners.
“I think the team played well for the first 70 minutes, but when they made a couple of subs and changed the formation it turned the game a bit for them,” Sean told htafc.com.
“It was the first game under the new Head Coach and obviously we are still adapting. We’re going to keep improving every day. Obviously we lost today, but I think you could see the improvement there. You can’t take much from the first game and as every game comes, we will get better and better.”
The Terriers performed notably differently in and out of possession, with a definitive pattern of play to work the ball out from the back and evidence of Gegenpressing to win the ball back in dangerous areas.
Scannell continued: “This is completely new to me; I’ve played against teams that play like this and they are mainly the ones up near the top. Hopefully the Head Coach will help to make me better.
“It’s obviously a lot to do with fitness because we do press a lot. I know I have to get fitter after a couple of injuries this season, but I think we all need to get fitter and with every training session and every game, we will. You can’t hide in his training sessions and the harder you train, the fitter you’ll be.
“It was hard work in Spain (last week), but it was good for us; really good. That’s how you improve though – by training hard. I’ve learned something new in training every day. Normally I play right out wide, but I want to learn new things and this style is new. I’m looking forward to playing this way.
“One good thing about us is the team spirit; we’re all together under the new Head Coach and he’s settled in really well. I do think it is going to be really good underneath him (David Wagner). He wants us to play football and press high, which all the best teams do. Once everyone knows the style and is comfortable, I think we’ll go for it.”
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