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11 January 2019

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11 January 2019

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Steve Mounié looks back to a similar situation with Nîmes

- Steve Mounié speaks ahead of Town’s match against Cardiff City
- Striker on a similar scenario in Ligue 2 with Nîmes
- Subscribe to #HTTV+ to listen to the striker’s full pre-match interview

Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounié believes his side can still survive in the Premier League as he recalled a similar experience earlier in his career.

The Terriers are currently eight point adrift of safety in the English top-flight and come into this weekend’s game against Cardiff City on the back of nine straight defeats.

However, Town’s Benin international isn’t losing hope after being involved in a similar situation at former club Nîmes.

“At Nîmes we struggled in the first half of the season, we were still bottom of the table and no-one believed anymore, but in January we came back with another spirit – a spirit of having nothing to lose!

“We just played football, tried to score goals, tried to enjoy everything on the pitch. We had a lot of pleasure on the pitch and we finished the month of January with four wins against the top of the league, we beat some good teams.

“At the end of the season, we stayed up. It was a great season for me, which gave me a lot of experiences and especially when you start your career with a season like this, it gives you power for all your career.”

Steve is hoping that his experience in France will repeat itself at Huddersfield Town.

“I have spoke to the Head Coach about my experiences and I still believe we can do it because the experiences at Nîmes was worse on paper! We did it, we made it, so why not here?

“I told our Head Coach what it was like at Nîmes and if my experiences could help then I will keep speaking and trying to give my experience to others.”

Coming into this weekend’s game, Town’s Head Coach deemed it as a must-win, a message echoed by the striker.

“This is an important game. Cardiff went up last season, so it’s a team we need to beat if we want to stay up; this game against Cardiff is massive.”

You can watch highlights from Steve Mounié’s interview below on #HTTV!

CLICK HERE to subscribe to #HTTV+ to listen to the striker’s full pre-match interview.

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