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DANNY COWLEY: I FELT SORRY FOR THE SUPPORTERS

30 November 2019

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Town’s Manager reviews defeat to Bristol City

- Danny Cowley disappointed after Town’s defeat to Bristol City
- Manager criticises some of his players’ fight
- Watch the full interview below on #HTTV

Manager Danny Cowley felt sorry for the around 800 Huddersfield Town supporters who travelled to watch the Club at Ashton Gate.

The Terriers put in a poor performance against Bristol City and were beaten 5-2.

After the game, Danny, Nicky, and their players went over the applaud the travelling supporters, a moment that prompted a lot of emotion for Town’s Manager.

“I listened to the supporters at the end of the game cheering and singing and I felt ashamed.

“I felt so sorry for them because they deserved so much more than that.

“They travelled probably six hours to get here, by road, by car, after a tough week at work, giving their all all week to be able to spend the money to come and watch their team.

“We flew down yesterday, had everything done for us, completely pampered, and we go and perform like that, and they fight until the end… something’s wrong isn’t it.”

Town were outfought against a tough Bristol City side, which frustrated Danny Cowley, who expects more from his players.

“We were well short today. We haven’t got enough good men here, when you lose as many as we have to injury, then another in the first minute, that doesn’t make it easy. We were well short today and we will have to take some time to reflect on that.

“People that do play have to play with pride, with fight, determination and when we talk about good men we talk about honesty first and foremost, we talk about being reliable, trustworthy, being determined to work hard; these are prerequisites of being a good man.

“We need to go away now, reflect, pick the bones out the performance.

“It would be easy for me to be over emotional and hang a few of them publicly but I don’t think that’s the right thing to do for the team and the Club in this moment.

“I’m trying to suck it up, come here take responsibility for it, reflect, try to learn and come back better.”

Town conceded four goals in the first half, all from crosses, before being opened up early on in the second period.

“This is as bad as one of my teams has defended,” admitted Danny Cowley.

“We were so soft, it’s frightening, so soft. Runners ran off from us, we didn’t defend in tight spaces, we let them put crosses into the box, we were getting beaten in the one vs one duels. When you do that against a good team you’ll get hurt.”

You can watch the full interview below on #HTTV!


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