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13 April 2019



13 April 2019

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Jan Siewert reflects on Town’s 4-0 defeat at Spurs with #HTTV

- Siewert feels his side's performance didn't warrant the eventual score-line
- Head Coach focusses on a positive second-half display and praises travelling Terriers
- Listen to Jan Siewert's full interview on #HTTV

A 'harsh' result in the end at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the view of Huddersfield Town Head Coach Jan Siewert as the points remained in north London.

The hosts opening two goals arrived in the space of three first-half minutes, courtesy of Victor Wanyama and Lucas Moura's first of three. Town briefly rallied mid-way through the latter 45 and caused the home side a few problems, only for Moura to complete his hat-trick with a late double.

Siewert acknowledged his side's effort in the Capital, and felt the result wasn't a fair outcome for what the men in black and red had left on the pitch against an elite opponent.

"I'm totally angry. The result doesn't reflect on the way we tried to play today. We had our opportunities to score earlier, and that's what makes me very sad today.

"That's why they're near the top of the table. With their quality, if you open the space too early for them then you're going to have problems.

“We observed all their matches and had an idea, and the players did quite well to be fair at the beginning of this game. This is hard to take."

Spurs entered the contest on the back of a hard-fought Champions League success over Manchester City, and in familiar style for Mauricio Pochettino's system, frequently changed shape; a tactic that worked well for the Terriers in that second period, resulting in a flurry of chances that ultimately went begging although the effort and commitment to move forward was evident in abundance.

"We had to react to them reacting and changing shape,” explained Siewert.

“We had great possibilities when Steve (Mounié) and Aaron (Mooy) came on, they had a direct impact. It was good for us to have possibilities like that, but in the end, the result is too harsh for me because the final score doesn't reflect the game at all.

"This is what I'm still learning about them. They are growing more and more into our ideas, but it's hard when you're playing against sides who are near the top of the table.

“If you make one mistake, they directly punish you. That's the quality of this league. It makes me proud to have a good view for next year."

Siewert admitted that this particular campaign has been a tough ride for the Town faithful, and once again praised the sold-out away contingent from West Yorkshire.

"I can't believe it. I saw them today and heard them throughout the whole game, which is amazing for me.

“I wanted to give them something today, and I wanted us to be the first away team to score here. We were close, and it's hard when you have opportunities and they go up the other end with one counter."

You can watch Jan Siewert’s full interview later on #HTTV!

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