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WAGNER: WE WERE NOT BRAVE ENOUGH

22 December 2018

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David Wagner reviews the 3-1 home defeat to Southampton

- Head Coach discusses poor first-half showing where visitors scored twice
- Attentions turn to Boxing Day trip to Old Trafford
- Listen to David Wagner's full interview on #HTTV

Head Coach David Wagner explained that his side weren't at its best as Southampton made it two wins in a row at the John Smith's Stadium.

Wagner felt the first-half performance was sub-par, and having found themselves 2-0 down at the interval, the Boss said that the group performed uncharacteristically nervous on the offensive end.

The Terriers did rally briefly in the latter period to pull a goal back through Philip Billing, but it would prove to be only a consolation.

Jonathan Hogg missed the clash with the Hampshire outfit, and an update was given on his and the overall condition of the squad.

Following the game, David Wagner commented:

"The first-half was not good. For the first time in a long time we looked nervous in ball possession and did not perform. The second-half was better. Everyone was lively after the goal.

"We passed too many times backwards when we had the opportunity to go forward. We were not brave enough.

"Hopefully Jonathan Hogg (knee) is back next week. Losing four midfielders together is not easy, but we have belief in every squad player. That is why they are at the football club."


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