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WAGNER: WE WERE SECOND BEST

19 August 2018

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Town's Head Coach spoke to #HTTV following the 6-1 defeat against Manchester City

- DW admits that City had a lot of opportunities and rued individual mistakes
- Head Coach looks ahead to the next fixture against Cardiff City
- Listen to David's full interview on HTTV.

Town’s Head Coach David Wagner admitted his side was second best following a defeat to Premier League champions Manchester City.

Reflecting on an encounter where City took advantage of a host of chances, the boss discussed how he felt that there were too many mistakes which contributed to City securing the points.

Wagner continued to add that the season must start now - beginning with next Saturday's clash with Cardiff - and explained the disappointment of the opening two fixtures' results.

Town changed the shape in response to City utilising a back-three; a shape in which the Head Coach thought everyone worked hard in their roles, with the defeat being a learning experience for the men in yellow.

Jon Gorenc Stanković received a special mention, praised for an impressive performance - and goal - in light of an injury which plagued the Slovenian throughout most of last season, before rounding off with a quick fitness update ahead of next Saturday's crucial clash.

When speaking to #HTTV, David Wagner commented:

"We are disappointed. We can leave these results behind us now. We expected more, but we have two defeats. Now the season starts against Cardiff in front of our own fans.

"We have to respect how good City were today; they were on another level. Every goal which we conceded was easy and avoidable, apart from Silva's free-kick.

"It's early in the season, and we have the experience of last season. We have to get this out of our head and move onto the next one.

"I'm pleased for Jon (Stanković). It wasn't easy for him in the last 12 months. We prepared him as a centre-back, but when City changed their shape to a three, he had to play alongside Philip Billing as 'six'.

"Aaron Mooy will be back for Cardiff. We also have to hope that Zanka and Jonathan Hogg will be back; we will make a decision on that later in the week."

You can watch David Wagner’s full interview below on #HTTV!


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