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MICHAEL ACQUAH: WE NEED TO PLAY WITH MORE FIGHT

9 December 2021

Michael Acquah reviews narrow Blackpool defeat

- Michael Acquah discusses FA Youth Cup defeat
- Goalkeeper made some impressive saves to keep side in the game
- Acquah pleased with his performance

Huddersfield Town ‘keeper Michael Acquah was disappointed the Young Terriers couldn’t find an equaliser against Blackpool in the FA Youth Cup, but says that every player will learn from the defeat.

The goalkeeper put in an impressive shift for George Danaher’s side, producing some impressive saves throughout the 94 minutes to keep Town in with a chance of equalising.

Speaking after the match, Acquah admitted although pleased with his performance, the result was tough to take.

“Everyone’s disappointed that we didn’t win.

“I’m pleased with my performance; I just tried to do my job and help out where I could.

“I’m pleased with my distribution – it’s something that I’m comfortable with and that I like doing.

“It’s also something that I think I’ve improved on a lot since I first arrived here.

“It’s still very disappointing though.”

The ‘keeper went on to explain what him and his teammates will take from the result.

“George Danaher told us that we should remember how this feels, so that we try not to feel like it again.

“We’ll make sure we get better results next time round.

“There are definitely things that I will take from this game moving forward.

“Everyone in that dressing room is hurting, so I know that they all have things they’ll want to do differently next time as well.

“I think we need to play with a bit more fight and desire.”

The 17-year-old also took the time to discuss how the opportunities he’s received since arriving at the Club have helped develop him as a player.

“Getting to train with the First Team on match days at the John Smith’s Stadium has definitely helped me.

“I get to see the standards and the intensity that the First Team ‘keepers work at and it shows me the level that I want to be at.

“I’ll keep working hard to get there.”


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