Harry Toffolo on loss to Bournemouth
- Harry Toffolo reviews defeat at the Cherries
- Defender targets a response in midweek
- Watch the full interview below on #HTTV later
Huddersfield Town defender Harry Toffolo says the 5-0 defeat to AFC Bournemouth was unacceptable but says the Terriers have to use it to grow as a team moving forward.
Town were beaten heavily on the road by the Cherries and it’s a defeat that the defender insists is hard to take.
But Toffs says the Terriers have to stand up and learn from it to be stronger in the games ahead.
“It hurts massively. To go away from home and concede five goals is unacceptable and we know that,” he said.
“We realise that there’s a lot more hard work to be done. It’s important that we learn from this game, take the negatives and turn them into positives because we’ve got another game on Wednesday.
“We’re looking forward to that game and we have to use the momentum we had before this game to pick up a win and three points at Coventry.”
Town were on the back foot early on and 3-0 down after just over 20 minutes with mistakes ultimately costing the Terriers goals in the opening stages in what turned out to be the encounter’s key moments.
Toffs says those mistakes are unfortunately a possibility in the learning process for the Terriers.
“It’s frustrating but when you’re on that tightrope when you want to play out you have to make a decision and manage the game better as players.
“But we believe in what we’re doing, and we’ve seen so many goals we’ve scored this season building from the back.
“We’ve got a lot of learning to do and I’m sure the Manager’s going to get us working hard looking over the game.”
Town’s no.3 wore the armband for the first time and led the Terriers out in the absence of Christopher Schindler and Jonathan Hogg at the Vitality Stadium.
Toffs says it was an honour but one that came in unfortunate circumstances.
“It’s massive but I’m not one for brilliant personal achievements – I look at the result,” he said.
“I’ll always remember my first game (as Captain) like that now and to have a negative vibe about it isn’t great but to be able to captain this football club under the absence of Schindy and Hoggy is a massive honour.
“It’s something I wore with massive pride so if we can continue to now pick-up results it’s brilliant.”
Watch Toffs’ full interview below on #HTTV later.