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WAGNER: THE RESULT IS HARD TO TAKE

8 December 2018

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Head Coach's thoughts as Arsenal leave it late to beat stubborn Terriers

- Head Coach discusses positivity of performance despite late Torreira goal
- Mixed emotions in the aftermath and update on squad health
- Listen to David's full interview on #HTTV

Another gutsy display at the Emirates to which David Wagner expressed his pride, but ultimately the late Lucas Torreira goal brought mixed emotions come full-time as the points remained in the Capital.

The Head Coach explained that he felt the squad performed well against a high-flying, new-look Arsenal side and was disappointed that the eventual killer blow arrived just seven minutes from the end to secure a vital point.

"It's hard to take today, but I can totally see the positives. We limited them to few shots on target and a few half chances, but we still have to accept this result."

To a man, the Terriers were highly impressive; none more so than a gritty defensive unit, an aspect of the encounter for which Wagner reserved special praise.

"The players have to hold their heads high. We did a lot of things right defensively to give a top team a real fight away from home."

An update was also given as to the conditions of several players.

"As well as Tommy Smith and Jonathan Hogg injuries, Aaron Mooy and Terence Kongolo have knocks in the dressing room. We will help them recover as best as we can."

You can listen to the full interview on #HTTV below.


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