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SIEWERT: EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE IN FOOTBALL

7 February 2019

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Jan Siewert goes into further detail about his playing style

- Jan Siewert spoke to the press ahead of Arsenal
- Town’s Head Coach revealed the latest team news
- Watch the full press conference on #HTTV+

Jan Siewert explained to the press that everything is possible in football as he previewed Huddersfield Town’s upcoming Premier League game against Arsenal.

The Terriers are currently 13 points off safety, whilst Arsenal is challenging for a Champions League spot.

However, when speaking to the press, Town’s Head Coach went into detail about why he believes the Terriers can stay in the top-flight.

“As long as it’s mathematically possible, then everything is possible in football. I said it from the beginning, I believe we can stay up and I’m working for it.

“We aren’t looking at the positions in the table, we are focused on how Arsenal play will. We realised they have used several shapes during this season, even sometimes during the game they will change it and that’s what we will prepare for.”

One detail that Siewert stressed was that he wants his team to out run and out fight opponents, something he’s analysed quite heavily following his first two matches in charge.

“You can see from the games against Everton and Chelsea that teams run a lot. For my game, I need intensity and we need to work hard to compete with these teams. Against Arsenal it’ll be a physically, very strong game, because they’re running a lot, so we have to run a lot, this is what I want from my players. The yards you run on the pitch are one of the most important things you see in football.

“We have to run more. To compete with every team, you have to run a lot and for me, that’s important.”

“Each opponent is different to play. I am focusing on us and our development, how we play against teams at the top, in our area or in the mid part of the table; it’s our style and Huddersfield Town’s style.”

During Jan Siewert’s first two games in charge of the Club, Huddersfield Town supporters will have seen a new style of play being introduced.

Siewert went into further detail about what he expects from his players as they transition into an attacking move.

“The most important thing for me, is that there are many players in and around the box, because we have had a lack of scoring and this is what I want to change.

“The more aggressive you defend, the more aggressive you attack. You saw it in the first game where we had several opportunities, we are continuously working on it.”

Ahead of this weekend’s match, Jan gave a fitness update on his squad.

“Unfortunately, Chris Löwe had a bit of a temperature during the week, so he only just started back with the group today.

“Isaac Mbenza is out for five to six weeks, so he will be missing too.

“He has a tear in his calf and we didn’t expect that to be honest, because he had a great training week. Suddenly after 25 minutes against Chelsea we were all surprised and now we have to live with this.

“He was totally disappointed, and I felt for him. I tried to bring him up. We have really good medical staff and they are working hard to bring him back as soon as possible.

“Danny Williams is on schedule, but it takes time. Jonathan Hogg trained today and trained well. I hope he can continue tomorrow, but now I think his back problem is nearly done.

“Erik (Durm) had a small problem last weekend, but it’s gone. He had a problem with his foot, which made it hard for him to run, so we decided not to pick him. Today he started training.”

You can watch clips from Jan Siewert’s press conference below on #HTTV!

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