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DANNY COWLEY: WE WERE SHORT TODAY

22 February 2020

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Danny Cowley after Huddersfield Town’s defeat to Swansea City

- Danny Cowley reviews painful defeat to Swansea City
- Town’s Manager to analyse the team’s flaws
- Watch the full interview below on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town Manager Danny Cowley reviewed the Club’s “painful” defeat to Swansea City.

Despite drawing level with 12 minutes left, the Terriers conceded from a corner just minutes after to fall back behind. Jordon Garrick then scored a third in stoppage time.

When speaking to #HTTV after the game, Danny explained how frustrated he was with the goals his side conceded.

“I think we are really disappointed. We worked really hard to get back into the game.

“I thought we played well leading up to us equalising; it was a deserved equaliser. Then we had a break and it looked like we were going to go on another attack after scoring, but we lost the ball, they break, got a corner and then the goal.

“Both the first and second goal were really poor for us. We have to accept responsibility for that, foot the pain from that, and try to learn from that.

“We concede too many from corners, we know this, there’s no hiding place from this. Any defensive system in the world is hard if people aren’t willing to put their head in when it matters.

“It’s always a collective responsibility, as a group we have to feel the pain of the defeat, keep it close and use it to try and fuel it for what is the 12 most important games of all their lives.”

Town’s Manager was particularly frustrated by the first half performance.

“We were short today. First half we weren’t happy with our performances, particularly after we conceded.

“When the goal came, we lost our way a little. We know the reasons. It’s one thing knowing and it’s another thing trying to affect them.

“We all have to go away, have a long hard look at ourselves, and try to come back stronger.”

One positive was the impact of the substitutes, who pushed the Terriers on in the second period.

Despite that slight ray of light, Danny Cowley couldn’t look past the goals his side conceded.

“I thought the subs came on and had an influence. The other players who were on the pitch played better in the second half as well.

“We did really well to get ourselves back into the game and at 1-1 you have the momentum; you’re the better team and you think you can win the game. Two minutes later you concede the softest of soft goals.

“I’m going to go away and look at everything we do and try to rectify the problem we have in this area of the game; it’s our responsibility.”

You can watch the full interview below on #HTTV.


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