Alan Lee and Cameron Jerome give their thoughts on Town’s draw with Luton
- Alan Lee and Cameron Jerome analyse Luton Town match
- Pair impressed with the move for Carel Eiting’s goal
- Watch the full Post-Match Show on #HTTV
There were a number of discussion points after Huddersfield Town’s 1-1 draw with Luton Town at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Former Huddersfield Town striker Alan Lee and his former teammate, and Huddersfield-born, striker Cameron Jerome were on hand to provide analysis on them!
The pair thoroughly went through both the goals in the game and where they think the Terriers can improve as we enter the November international break.
An example of how Town want to play
Cameron Jerome: “It was a good response in the second half, the tempo was much better with the intent going forward.
“With Pipa and Harry Toffolo, the way they exchange with the wingers and roll inside, the wing backs then give you the width; that’s played into Town’s attacking options more and more.
“With Harry getting to the by-line again and standing one up for a midfielder runner is excellent; it was a wonderful header.”
Alan Lee: “It was a fantastic header. I think that comes from getting in-behind. It’s very rare you see a goal in football that doesn’t see someone getting in-behind the defence.
“It was a really good run from the left-back and he left it in a good area. I was impressed with Eiting, it was a wonderful header. It was a good example of how Huddersfield Town want to play.”
Cutting out mistakes from set pieces
Cameron Jerome: “Set pieces are a large part of the game, especially in the Championship, and it was something Luton were always going to work. They executed it really well.
“From Huddersfield Town’s perspective, it’s disappointing to concede in that way at the back post. It was a poor goal to concede to be honest. The first goal in football is so important.
“I’ve seen Huddersfield Town twice this season and both times they fell behind to set piece goals. Is it a trend? Probably not. Is it concentration? Maybe so. Do you need to be more aggressive? It could be a number of things.
“I thought Richard Stearman was good after that, took charge and the authority. It might be a case of someone taking charge; one leader, one voice, to put people in place and be that leader on the pitch.”
Alan Lee: “It’s all about individuals being switched on. It was a good ball in the box and, you know, sometimes it’s hard to stop the man winning it. It’s the next bit you’re disappointed with.
“You have to be switched on in those little moments and get into that mode where you hope the ball comes into your area, so you’re the one who clears it.
“I know the Head Coach will be disappointed with that goal.”
Mixing up the game
Cameron Jerome: “Only the top, top sides are really good at doing what they’re doing and that’s being patient, breaking down the lines and breaking down teams by playing down the middle.
“I look at Liverpool for example, they don’t really play through the lines, they play diagonals and use the pace in the wide areas.
“Huddersfield Town are in the transition with the new manager, it’s early days and he’s trying to implement his style still and there’s a lot of positives.
“I’ve seen two games that they’ve got one point from put they should’ve got four! Sometimes you have to find another way, become unpredictable at times.”
Alan Lee: “I’d like to see them mix the game up a little it. You don’t want to be predictable.
“Nowadays everyone has the last five or six games you’ve played, they have all your strengths and weaknesses at a touch of a button. I think you’ve got to be a little bit more unpredictable.”
Threat out wide
Cameron Jerome: “You can see the style Carlos has been implementing in his team. He wants his full-backs to be really high and either bombing on wide or cutting inside.
“The last game I watched was Birmingham and they were having dangerous moments on the edge of the box, cutting in or rolling in like a winger; it’s encouraging when you’re seeing your full-back’s going that.”
Getting more balls into the box
Alan Lee: “If I had one criticism, for all the keeping the ball and domination of play, I think the ball needs to enter the box more often.
“I felt the wide players needed to put the ball into a dangerous area; they didn’t need to beat their man or be in a lot of space, they just needed to put it in an area.
“If you don’t do that, then people like Eiting stop making those runs into the box to score. I think Town could’ve done more of that.”
Cameron Jerome: “Sometimes, I think they can play better balls into the area in those final third moments. I think sometimes that extra touch or trying to beat your man can be too much.
“Fraizer must be inside the area pulling his hair out at times. There were a few moments where there were opportunities for both wingers to put balls in the box and how frustrated Fraizer was in the middle when it didn’t happen.
“As a striker you can only feed off the chances you’re given, and I don’t think he had that many.”
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