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25 April 2016

Algerian international looks ahead to the final two games

- Karim Matmour reviews the draw with Birmingham City
- Algerian international wants to win final two fixtures
- Attacker enjoying life at Huddersfield Town

There’s no chance of the Huddersfield Town squad switching off for the final two games of the 2015/16 Sky Bet Championship season, according to Karim Matmour.

The 30 year-old Algerian international came as close as anyone to securing a late winner for the Terriers in Saturday’s 1-1 home draw against Birmingham City, testing visiting goalkeeper Tomasz Kuszczak with the final action of the game; a well-executed overhead kick.

“It was unlucky!” Karim said of his late effort.

“I don’t really care about myself though; I just want the team to win every game. Every time I want to win and that’s why I wasn’t happy with this result, as on Saturday we did not win.

“We had many chances and I think Birmingham had none other than the free kick they scored. That’s why, after the game, we cannot be really happy.”

David Wagner’s side now has two games remaining; Saturday’s trip to Bristol City and the final day match at home to Brentford. Matmour explained that it’s in his nature to strive for six points from six.

“To me, it is critical to win every game. I want to win every small game in training! I don’t know if I was born like this, but it is in my character to win; it’s my mentality.”

Karim’s performances have improved week-on-week since his arrival in West Yorkshire on 20 January and the Club does have the option to extend his stay for the 2016/17 campaign, but Karim is not worried about this for now.

“We will see. I am relaxed about it and we will talk with the Club at the end.

“I’m really enjoying it here; I’ve had fun! I like the people here as they are really friendly. I really like the mentality here.

“The Club is really fantastic. I’ve never known people like those inside the Club here; every person I have met is really, really nice.”

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