Jan Siewert on Town's season-ending draw at Southampton
- Jan Siewert on a spirited performance to end the season
- Town’s Head Coach looks ahead to starting fresh in pre-season
- Listen to Jan Siewert's full interview on #HTTV
Head Coach Jan Siewert was full of praise for how his Terriers rounded off the campaign in an entertaining 1-1 draw with Southampton at St Mary's, and was encouraged by the Club's positivity at the end of the season.
Performances were excellent across the board on the South Coast, despite going behind to a Nathan Redmond pearler in the first half.
But Town showed some of that true 'Terrier Identity' as the Premier League stay came to an end; a notion that Siewert was thoroughly pleased with.
"How they hunted today, how they chased, how they never gave up was excellent for them. We wanted to give something and finish the season with some momentum.
"The way they reacted (to going 1-0 down) was great. We spoke at half-time to carry on chasing, carry on hunting and knew there would be moments. Then Alex Pritchard proved that!"
Siewert admitted it was a tough situation in hand upon joining the Club and discussed that although there's been improvements to the style of play, the upcoming pre-season schedule will be crucial to progress further.
"It starts with creating chances. It is important to me that we work on the quality in pre-season.
“We'll be working without pressure in pre-season, and we need to look at everyone in a calm situation. I'm excited, but for now I'm tired; I need a holiday then I'll be back!
"We had a commitment to give everything for the staff, the supporters and for themselves because now they go away with a good impression.
"When I came in the dressing room, everyone was smiling, and although there was disappointment throughout the season, they honoured themselves today with that performance. It's really good to see, and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone fresh and back."
There was special commendation for both Premier League debutant, Joel Coleman, and the tremendous supporters that made the long journey down to Hampshire for their support not just on the afternoon, but across the whole of a tough campaign.
"He made a good save that kept us in the game at 1-0 down. It's important for me for him to realise that I saw what he was doing, that he was really working hard in training, so for that I have given him credit and he deserved this game today.
"Our supporters are absolutely fantastic. When I go over, it's always emotional because I know that they've suffered all season. Us as a club have suffered. Their energy is our petrol, and how they did it again today was amazing."
You can watch Jan Siewert’s full interview below on #HTTV!