Danish midfielder discusses Saturday’s defeat
- Philip Billing reviews Preston North End game
- Danish midfielder disappointed with the defeat
- 19 year-old targets a response at Nottingham Forest
19 year-old midfielder Philip Billing made the third start of his career – and first under Head Coach David Wagner – at Preston North End on Saturday, but he was in no mood to celebrate after a 2-1 defeat.
The 6’ 5” tall Academy graduate was one of Town’s standout performers in an impressive performance overall, but was as disappointed as everyone to not see out the win after Nahki Wells gave Town the lead late on.
“Everybody was so disappointed that we lost, because we should have won that game. We had quite a few chances and maybe we should have been more clinical, but I still don’t think we deserved the loss,” Philip told htafc.com.
“When we scored the goal, the whole team had to defend and it didn’t happen.
“Where I was, it looked like Hoggy’s late shot had gone in, but the referee didn’t give it. We have to forget about that now, as it’s gone.”
On his inclusion in the team following Emyr Huws’ ankle injury, the former Esbjerg player continued:
“Of course there was a bit of anticipation, but I got told to get on the ball and do what I normally do in the Under-21s; get from box to box, get on the ball and start the play. At the same time, it’s really important I defend as well, staying aggressive to win my tackles.
“I’m really comfortable with all of that, because I know I can do it. I just have to show it. Having a player like Jonathan Hogg alongside me helped me a lot; he helps everybody out there.”
Now Philip wants the Terriers to put in another good performance at Nottingham Forest next weekend; one that is backed up by the corresponding result.
“We’re a team, so we have to stick together. We have to move onto next week and the game at Nottingham Forest. We were back in on Sunday working really hard to make sure we’re ready.
“We will go there with confidence and do what we do. We know we can go there and get a win.”