Defender delighted to get off the mark for the Terriers- Christopher Schindler reviews the win at Ipswich Town
- German defender explains his injury
- Centre back delighted to score his first Town goal
Christopher Schindler was delighted he could play his part by netting the only goal in today’s 1-0 victory at Ipswich Town.
The 26 year-old netted his first goal in English football just before the hour mark; Town’s first goal from a set piece this season.
Unfortunately, he had to be withdrawn around 10 minutes later after picking up a facial wound; something he explained post-match.
“I got hit by an elbow, I think. I could feel it was bleeding, but I thought I’d be able to get some short treatment and keep playing,” Chris told htafc.com.
“They wanted to stitch it, but when I got some treatment off the opponent’s doctor he said the skin on the eyelid is too thin for him to. That’ll happen when we’re back in Huddersfield.
“Sometimes – not too often, but sometimes – you get hit. It’s a contact sport and it is part of the game. (The opposition player) didn’t mean to do this and it’s not a big thing.
“I was quite surprised when I had to be substituted, but we have other good players on the bench to get replaced.”
On the game, Schindler explained that the Terriers expected it to be tight against Mick McCarthy’s well organised side at Portman Road.
“Coming here, we had looked at their stats and we knew they don’t concede too many goals. We knew they would want to press us and it might not be a good-looking game.
“Set pieces are very important and we haven’t scored too many goals from them, so I’m more than happy that I could score today. In these tight games, set pieces are very important.
“I got a good feeling when I saw the unoccupied space in front of the first defender, so I made a run from the far post to the near and the delivery was right on that spot. I tried to hit it to the far post because then, if it didn’t go in, one of our guys would be there to score. As it is, it went in off my head and that’s good for me!
“As I said, I’m happy to get my first goal for this Club.”
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