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WAGNER: WE GAVE TOO MANY PRESENTS AWAY

5 December 2018

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Head Coach reflects on the 2-1 defeat to AFC Bournemouth

- David Wagner reviews Huddersfield Town's loss at AFC Bournemouth
- Head Coach believes offensive and defensive work didn't warrant a positive result
- Listen to David's full interview on #HTTV

David Wagner believes his side gave AFC Bournemouth early Christmas presents in both boxes in an otherwise dominant performance at Vitality Stadium in tonight’s 2-1 defeat in the Premier League.

Two early goals condemned the Terriers to defeat on the south coast despite it being the men from HD1 who dominated after Terence Kongolo had provided hope of a comeback.

It was a performance from which many positives could be drawn, but the Head Coach rued poor defensive execution which ultimately saw the hosts race into a lead that the Terriers agonisingly couldn't recover from.

The boss said that, although the display was worthy of praise, the reward once again was left wanting as a combination of missed chances - something that Wagner felt should've been taken advantage of given the sheer quantity presented - and simple concessions result in the comeback falling short.

An update was also given on the condition of Abdelhamid Sabiri, who left the field with a serious shoulder injury just minutes after entering as a substitute.

Following events on the South coast, Wagner commented:

"I don't think we deserve something from this game because you have to get your defensive work and offence right.

"The first goal came from an incident that is anything but a foul. Despite this, we only have ourselves to blame. We didn't hold our line from the free-kick and we missed an easy pass for their second.

"We've had enough opportunities to score four goals tonight, but we didn't take them. How we played was great, yes, but you don't deserve something if you give them goals away and don't score."

"Abdelhamid Sabiri has what looks like a serious shoulder injury, but we will see what it looks like tomorrow."


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