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DANNY COWLEY: TONIGHT WAS A SQUAD EFFORT

1 October 2019

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Danny Cowley after Town’s first win of the season

- Danny Cowley speaks after Town’s win over Stoke City
- Manager on a real squad effort at the bet365 Stadium
- Watch the full interview below on #HTTV!

Huddersfield Town Manager Danny Cowley was delighted with the effort and application of the players during the win against Stoke City.

Juninho Bacuna’s late strike earned Town their first win of the Sky Bet Championship season after a hard-fought game against Stoke City.

When speaking after the game, Town’s Manager was delighted with how the players followed his game plan, but more importantly fought together.

“We are delighted to get on the right side of a tight game. We are really pleased with the process.

“I thought we showed a determination, a resiliance and a grit, which you have to show when you’re away from home.

“The players fought really hard for each other, at times we defended for our lives, and showed a real threat on the counter attack.

“I’m really pleased for the finishers, the game changers, because we knew if we had a place in the game that Stoke would get more and more aggressive trying to win the game and then we could bring the athleticism on Adama Diakhaby, Isaac Mbenza and Juningo Bacuna who gave us rely dynamism on the counter attack.”

Town’s Manager left special praise for the defensive attributes his players showed.

“You have to be resolute, durable and go to the end. We did that and I’m really proud of the defensive performance; it’s always an 11-man job for us.

“You have to say Danny Simpson – wow. When you consider he’s come off the back of nothing to go and play two 90 minutes.

“We had no intention of playing him tonight, but he said yesterday he felt ok, and he woke up this morning and said he thought he could get through. He was flawless in his performance.”

Juninho Bacuna got over his nightmare at the bet365 Stadium last year, to score the winning goal of the game.

Cowley explained how delighted he was for him.

“We were aware of the disappointment he had here last year, but he’s a top player, you know.

“He’s got pace, power, technical ability, he can receive and pass, beat his man, we just have to get him to manage his game better. I keep saying to him simplicity is genius.

“He deserved the right to have his moment and I’m pleased for him. I’m sure he’ll be proud but also his family too. It’s a good night for him and the team.”

You can watch the full interview on #HTTV!


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