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WAGNER: THERE’S A LOT OF SPACE TO IMPROVE

25 August 2018

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Head Coach David Wagner spoke to #HTTV after Town's 0-0 draw with Cardiff City

- Wagner discusses his players' performance as his side is held by the Welsh visitors
- Head Coach explains the need for improvement and provides squad update
- Listen to the full interview on #HTTV

Head Coach David Wagner believes Huddersfield Town came away with a ‘good point’ after playing with a man less for the last 30 minutes of the match against Cardiff City.

Wagner felt that his men controlled the opening hour of the contest and thought that the spaces would eventually open up in a bid to break the deadlock against the Welsh side.

That was until Jonathan Hogg saw red for an off-the-ball collision with Harry Arter; a moment which saw momentum shift in Neil Warnock's Bluebirds' favour.

The Head Coach admitted that his side isn’t currently operating at its best, but was quick to seek out the positives with a first Premier League point on the board and a clean sheet to boot.

David Wagner also praised the attitude of his players when going down to 10, and thought it was a point well gained as Cardiff City threatened to take advantage of the numbers with a smattering of late chances.

A team update ahead of the Carabao Cup clash at Stoke City on Tuesday included the knowledge that Ramadan Sobhi maybe a doubt to face his former side due to a training knock, and that Ben Hamer will be assessed having had to leave the field thanks to a hefty clash with Nathanial Mendez-Laing.

When speaking to HTTV, David Wagner commented:

"We have seen a typical hard-fought Premier League game. We controlled the game and gave more or less nothing away, we created opportunities in the wings without an end-product in the box.

“With a man sent-off, it is a good point. If it was 11 v 11, we would have been disappointed. It's always good to get points on the board in the Premier League. We take this point and go forward.

"We are far away from our peak. There is a lot of space to improve. We were always able to build counters from our good positions when we lost the ball. We had to be patient, and we were. We had to keep the tempo up in the last 30 minutes, but everybody saw why; it was difficult a man light."

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


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