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NASSIM KHERBOUCHE MAKING 2021 A YEAR OF PROGRESSION

25 February 2021

Match Previews

NASSIM KHERBOUCHE MAKING 2021 A YEAR OF PROGRESSION

25 February 2021

Defender pleased with improvements so far

- Nassim Kherbouche discusses building on current performances
- Centre back pleased with his development with Town’s Academy
- Young Terriers host Halifax Town on Friday (26 January 2021)

Huddersfield Town Under-19s centre back Nassim Kherbouche is keen to keep building on his performances and see more improvements in his game.

He spoke to htafc.com about how he’s found the 2020/21 campaign so far.

“2020 was a year full of setbacks and injuries, which was a challenge I hadn’t faced before, and I had to show a lot of resilience to come back from it.

“Hopefully 2021 is a year full of progression; I’ve started off pretty well both in training and in games.

“I like the training sessions a lot, I get to focus a lot on my 1-v-1 duals, playing out from the back and all the fundamentals every day, which is a huge positive for me as a defender.

“Yeah, I’m looking forward to 2021 and the rest of this season.”

The 19-year-old frequently plays for the B Team alongside the Under-19s and admits playing with a mix of ages helps his development.

“I think I’ve got used to sitting in the middle age wise by this point.

“I’ve been playing with the Under-19s for a while, so every time a younger player steps in I’ll always try to help them out on the pitch and give them the best advice that I can.

“It’s always good getting the opportunity to play with older players, because there’s times where I’ll learn a lot from them.

“I remember the first time I played with Rarmani Edmonds-Green I learnt so much and got so much out of him.”

The centre back went on to comment on his development over the last 12 months.

“I’ve definitely gotten stronger and faster.

“I look better too, I’m more athletic.

“I’ve been doing a lot of work in the gym and taking care of my body to help ensure that.

“I’m also more confident, my game understanding has got a lot better in terms of all the fundamentals of my position.”

The youngster also discussed his aims for the remainder of the season.

“To get as many games as I can and perform as well as I can.

“I’d also like to push for a couple of First Team training sessions and maybe get to go out on loan.”

The Young Terriers are back in action on Friday (26 February 2021) when they host Halifax Town at Canalside; 4pm kick-off. You can follow live match updates on the official Academy Twitter; @htafcacademy.


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