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11 August 2018



11 August 2018

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Town Head Coach David Wagner spoke to HTTV following the 3-0 defeat against Chelsea

- Boss sees plenty of positives in performance
- DW admits his side lacked a clinical edge which the opponent used to great effect
- Listen to David Wagner's full interview on HTTV.

Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner told HTTV that he felt his side were unfortunate but deserved to come away from the afternoon's season opener without reward.

David explained that the performance levels were good, and after an encouraging first-half display, although mistakes were ultimately punished through Chelsea's ruthlessness in-front of goal.

A task of the highest order was expected even before a ball was kicked in HD1 this afternoon, with the Head Coach admitting that to earn a result the levels had to be exceptional for the duration, with a minor lack in concentration leading to the mistakes which therefore led to Chelsea taking all three points back to the Bridge.

The boss was quick to point out that his players possessed a good team spirit, togetherness and attitude which he hopes will contribute to another interesting season at Premier League level.
Specific praise was reserved for Philip Billing, and for Ben Hamer, who made his competitive Huddersfield Town debut.

When speaking to HTTV, David Wagner commented:

"The guys started very well; the first half was very good. We have shown everything that the Terrier identity is about; spirit, togetherness and a good attitude."

"Against opponents like this, you need luck. We got unlucky with the deflected goal, and when Steve Mounie hit the post when we were 1-0 down."

"In the end we were beaten by quality. It's small margins that need to be in your favour, and Chelsea were clinical today."

Listen to David Wagner's full interview on HTTV here!

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