- Midfielder looks back on loss at Deepdale - Lewis insists Town didn’t do enough to win the game - Watch the full interview below on #HTTV
Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O’Brien insists that Town let themselves down following a 3-1 defeat to Preston North End at Deepdale.
Town pulled a goal back late on through Juninho Bacuna, but it wasn’t enough as they fell to their first Sky Bet Championship defeat since September.
“I think we let ourselves down. We didn’t do the things we had been doing the last seven or eight games. We didn’t work hard enough, we didn’t fight, we let ourselves down massively and we let the fans down as well.
“We didn’t really get going. We needed to clear our minds and go again but obviously it’s very hard to do that.
“You have to try and work harder than them but unfortunately none of us did that today. We got out-worked, out-fought, they’re the basics you need to win games and we didn’t do them today – we’re very disappointed.”
The Terriers appeared to get on top in the closing stages, following Bacuna’s goal, but the score remained 3-1 as the hosts did enough to see out the game’s closing stages. As encouraging as it was for Town, Lewis admits it left the players frustrated at full-time.
“There’s a lot of positives but it also reflects a disappointing side to it because it was our fault, we could have played like that the whole game, we should have played like that the whole game.
“It’s frustrating to play like that the last 15 because then you know you could have played like that the whole game.”
On a bitterly cold afternoon at Deepdale, 3,213 Town fans made the trip across the Pennines and were in full voice throughout the 90 minutes and stuck by the team from start to finish.
“In my last interview I said we were riding the wave. There was always going to be hard times, but they just have to stick with us, like they have been doing during the good. We’ll move on from it.”
With attentions now turning to the international break, Lewis insists Town have two weeks to look back on the positives in recent games, but also improve on the things they haven’t done so well, ahead of the visit of Birmingham City to the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday 23 November 2019.
“It’s time to reflect on what we’ve done in the last eight games. There’s been a lot of positives but in the games that we’re winning, that we draw, there’s still negatives so this time that we have now, we’re going to work even harder to correct the mistakes.”