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28 October 2020



28 October 2020

Town Head Coach looks back on game at St Andrew’s

- Carlos Corberán on defeat to Birmingham
- Head Coach on Isaac Mbenza’s goal
- Watch Carlos’ full interview below on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Carlos Corberán reviewed his side’s performance following the 2-1 defeat to Birmingham City at St Andrew’s.

The Terriers were condemned to a second successive 2-1 defeat in the Sky Bet Championship following Lukas Jutkiewicz’s late winner.

Following the defeat, Carlos looked back on the performance of his side and suggested that they were unlucky to come away from St Andrew’s empty-handed, particularly after a promising second half performance.

“I think we started the game exactly how we wanted to. We controlled the game in the early part,” he said.

“In the first half, we didn’t create the chances we expected to create, we didn’t use the sides to create more chances or the set pieces in attack.

“In the second half, I think the team reacted really well, we did everything we had to do to change the result of the game.

“After we got level, the feeling of the team is that we could get something more and it was the spirit of the team.

“But, unfortunately, we couldn’t stop the counter-attack in the only chance where we lost organisation in defence in the second half.”

Having gone behind in the first half, Isaac Mbenza’s 85th minute free-kick looked to have rescued a point in the closing stages for Town, prior to Jutkiewicz’s late winner.

Carlos was happy to see Isaac rewarded for his hard work on the training pitch but was disappointed that the Belgian’s late heroics didn’t have a bigger significance on the match at the final whistle.

“Isaac is a player working every day in these situations, just like the other players who are specialists in taking free-kicks.

“He took the responsibility to do it and he did very well but unfortunately his nice goal didn’t give us the option to take something positive from here which was the dream of the team today.”

Speaking after the defeat at St Andrew’s, Carlos also praised the spirit of midfielder Jonathan Hogg who played nearly an hour despite feeling unwell prior to, and during, the game.

“I was impressed Hogg played the game today because he didn’t feel well enough to play the game.

“He has one amazing character; he tries to play the game in any condition because his only idea is to help the team.

“He could only stay on the pitch the minutes he played because he went to the limit and after that we brought (Lewis) O’Brien on.”

Watch Carlos’ full interview below on #HTTV.

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