Town’s Head Coach met with the media prior to Wednesday’s game
- Carlos Corberán looks ahead to Barnsley visit
- The Spaniard gives his thoughts on the European Super League
- Watch the full press conference below on #HTTV
Huddersfield Town Head Coach Carlos Corberán spoke with the media during his pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon ahead of the midweek meeting with Barnsley.
The Terriers will face the Tykes at the John Smith’s Stadium in a Yorkshire derby on Wednesday evening.
Prior to his side’s latest Sky Bet Championship outing, Carlos provided Town’s latest team news during his press conference.
“We know that with the problem Pipa has, he won’t be available. (Álex) Vallejo will continue to be out on the medical advice, over the next two games.
“(Harry) Toffolo is a question mark because we need to see how he reacts. We will follow the medical advice to see if he can play three days after the previous game.
“Fraizer (Campbell) won’t be available. He has an injury in the shoulder. We can’t expect to have him before Coventry.
“The other day, Carel Eiting did a good training. We will see how he trains today. Josh Koroma has been involved too.
“Yaya (Sanogo) is better, we will see today in the training so if he is ready to go.”
Off the back of the win against Nottingham Forest at the weekend, Carlos spoke about his side’s mentality prior to the clash with Barnsley.
“We are still continuing the need to add points. We are still in that situation. Now we need to get ready to play the next game and move on from that Forest game.
“We still have one more training to do and we are going to prepare as well as we can because we know how important it will be to get the win.
“We know that Barnsley is going to be a very tough game, we know it’s a derby and it will therefore be a tough game.”
Wednesday’s opponents come into the game inside the play-off places in the Sky Bet Championship, a position in the table that Carlos believes is well deserved for the Tykes.
“What they have done talks a lot about the merit. They do things very well in the pitch, they get targets maybe nobody thinks about at the start of the year.
“I am not surprised with how they’ve done because of the way they’ve competed in every game. The work they have done throughout the year is fantastic and that’s why they are where they are.”
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Carlos was also asked about the news around the European Super League, a topic that has dominated conversation in football over the last couple of days.
“I think there’s many games to play in the season we are in (and that’s my primary focus). Being honest, I am not too much of a fan of it (the European Super League) and when I am not a fan, I don’t listen a lot.
“I like the Premier League, the Championship, I like watching the Champions League with teams in depending on what they did in the last season.
“Everything that happens in the pitch is what makes football fantastic. You can have less money than other teams but if you perform you can win. This is what football needs.
“Playing a competition should be the result of your performance in the regular season. You have to achieve everything; this is the same way it should be in football as it should be in life,” he added.
“Everything we do is for our fans. It’s important to make improvements in our football but also keep the spirit of the fans. They are the most important thing.”
Watch Carlos’ full Barnsley preview below on #HTTV.