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WAGNER: WE CAN LEAVE WEMBLEY WITH OUR HEADS UP

3 March 2018

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Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner spoke to #HTTV following a hard-working 2-0 defeat against Tottenham Hotspur.

- Head Coach reflects on 'deserved' defeat but pleased with application of effort
- Wagner proud of 'fighting spirit, effort and togetherness'
- Listen to David Wagner's full interview on #HTTV

His side competed well, but Huddersfield Town Head Coach David Wagner admitted that it was a deserved defeat as Town was sunk by two Heung-Min Son goals in each half at Wembley.

The Head Coach acknowledged that Champions League chasing Spurs had more of the play with the necessary sprinkling of quality in the Capital, with Harry Kane's assist for the second goal of the afternoon being described as ‘unbelievable’.

Wagner explained how much of a sucker-punch that second goal was, as Tom Ince had seen a rasping drive parried away by Hugo Lloris at the other end just seconds earlier on a quick counter; a tactic which the Head Coach thought worked better than the initial 'high press' ideology.

Whilst speaking of a huge sense of pride through his players' spirit, togetherness and attitude to match their hosts, the Head Coach admitted that the bit of luck required to get a result didn't quite reach his side and their efforts on this particular outing, whilst continuing to say that the dressing room should be in confident mood as a period of back-to-back games at the John Smith's Stadium looms.

When speaking to #HTTV, David Wagner commented:

“We’ve got beaten by a quality side; we met quality, they showed quality but today we showed fighting spirit, effort, attitude and they were only too good for us.

“We have to accept that we tried everything that was possible. The second half was better than the first one and the players showed they wanted to get a better result than the one we got.

“I think the second goal showed everything; we had some good minutes before this goal, a half clear cut chance, but then we made a miss pass and an unbelievable ball from Harry Kane cost us.

“The second goal said everything about the game, a top-quality side against a side which has shown the attitude, effort and fighting spirit which you have to show when you’re a team like us, which fights to survive.

“It was not enough to cause Tottenham trouble, which we have to accept but we can leave Wembley with our heads up.”

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


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