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ERIK: WE WILL FIGHT & BATTLE FOR POINTS

8 March 2019

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Erik Durm speaks ahead of AFC Bournemouth match

- Erik Durm previews Town’s match against AFC Bournemouth
- Defender adapting to Jan Siewert’s style of play
- Watch the full pre-match interview on #HTTV+

Huddersfield Town defender Erik Durm admitted that the players will continue to battle and fight for points during the last nine games of the season.

On Saturday 9 March 2019, the Terriers face AFC Bournemouth at the John Smith’s Stadium and currently sit 13 points adrift of safety.

When speaking to #HTTV ahead of Town’s next challenge, Erik explained that the players will continue to give everything.

“The aim should be that we focus the best we can on every individual game and that we try to fight to get as many points as we can.

“Of course, it’s not always easy and we play against very good clubs and opponents, but I think we showed against Wolves that we fight and try to battle to get our points.

“We can’t look to far ahead, from Saturday to Saturday, and try to do the best we can.”

When Town faced AFC Bournemouth at the start of the season, the Terriers lost 2-1 despite putting in a good performance.

Erik explained how that game was typical of Town’s current season before going into detail about the Cherries’ main strengths.

“When I think back to the game at Bournemouth, it was only the first 10 minutes we struggled a little bit.

“We conceded an early goal but for the other 80 minutes we played good football, especially on the right side.

“We created some good chances, but unfortunately, we didn’t win. The Bournemouth game showed how our season was going for us.

“A lot of teams in the league are good in transitions, especially Bournemouth. They have very quick strikers and quick wingers, but we trained good this week and we were focused on this game. We will try our best, of course.”

As games continue to come thick and fast, the players continue to adapt to Jan Siewert’s style of play.

“We definitely play another style of football.

“It’s a little bit like before, we did a lot of reactive pressure and this is a similar thing.

“I think it’s different that we have more people in the box, not only the two strikers or the striker and the 10, we try to bring the wingers or the left-back as well if the right-back is on his way.

“So, we have four or five people in the box. It gives us more power in the box and allows us to go more at the goal.

“We saw it at Wolves, we had a late winner and it was great to have that feeling back again.”

You can watch clips from Erik Durm’s pre-match video on #HTTV!

 

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


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