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DANNY COWLEY: WE NEED TO LOOK AT OURSELVES

11 January 2020

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Danny Cowley after Town’s defeat to Barnsley

- Danny Cowley was disappointed with Town’s first half performance
- Town’s Manager apologises for letting supporters down
- Watch the full interview on #HTTV

Manager Danny Cowley was devastated for the thousands of Huddersfield Town supporters who flocked to Oakwell.

The Terriers were beaten 2-1 by Barnsley in the Sky Bet Championship. A late fight back wasn’t enough as Town were punished for a poor first half.

When speaking after the game, Town’s Manager gave a heart-felt message to the supporters.

“We have to go away and look at ourselves. If you want to be a good football team you have to perform for 90 minutes.

“The performance wasn’t deserving of our supporters, who came in their numbers today. For Huddersfield Town, and the period that we’ve had as a football club, to have near on 5,000 people here is incredible.

“It’s hard for me to talk now because you feel like you’ve let those people down. We have and we have to accept that.

“We have to look at ourselves in the mirror, learn from it and come again because this is what football is.”

Despite falling 2-0 behind, a fantastic Lewis O’Brien strike re-ignited the players who had chances towards the end of the game to equalise.

Danny Cowley gave his thoughts on the performance, admitting that the players weren’t good enough in the opening 45 minutes.

“I think we are a dressing room that’s hurting. I thought we started the game ok and had good control as the away team.

“They pretty much scored from their first venture into our box, which was disappointing, a poor goal for us to concede.

“We didn’t get enough pressure on the ball, allowed the big diagonal, didn’t get tight enough to stop the cross; it was far too easy. We were disappointed with the response after; it took a lot of energy and intensity out of us.

“It took us to get to half-time to come out second half with a renewed vigour and fight. We did better in the second half for sure.

“We played with more energy, intensity and purpose. We had the better of the play and chances in the second half, but found ourselves 2-0, which was tough.

“A brilliant goal from Lewis, who was thoroughly deserved of that.

“Him and Fraizer first half particularly were the only two who played with the intensity we expect from our teams.

“If we were brutally honest, we didn’t have enough quality on our final actions to get the equaliser.”

You can watch the full interview below on #HTTV!


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