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CARLOS REVIEWS PLYMOUTH DEFEAT

9 January 2021

Town Head Coach reviews the Terriers’ loss to the Green Army

- Carlos Corberán reflects on FA Cup exit to Plymouth
- Head Coach on his reasons for rotation
- Watch the full interview below on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Carlos Corberán says the learning from the Emirates FA Cup defeat to Plymouth Argyle will be beneficial for his side going forward.

Town’s Head Coach made 11 changes to his side in order to rest the players that had played five consecutive games over the busy festive period in recent weeks.

It meant the Spaniard named a younger side for the tie against the Argyle and handed out five debuts across the 90 minutes.

Carlos gave his verdict on the game post-match.

“I think we dominated the second half better,” he said.

“If I analyse that, they only created in the goal that they scored.

“If I analyse the start of the game, I think little-by-little the team was more equal. We pressed well but after we recovered the ball, we didn’t find enough clarity in the offensive half to unbalance the opponent.

“We started to find some in the middle of the pitch with (Álex) Vallejo that allowed us to have control of the game but without creating the chances.

“We controlled better in the second half without creating the options in attack. After they equalised, they unbalanced the game.”

Speaking post-match, Carlos explained that the team selection for the third-round tie will benefit the Terriers going forward.

“First of all, we analyse the situation of the team and for me it was right to grow the squad because in the league we still have the second half of the season to play,” he explained.

“We are going to need to grow the squad.

“Of course, we wanted to continue in the competition because we are Huddersfield Town, we always want to make the next step.

“But at the same time, we need to make sure we lower the risk of injury for the players with many minutes.

“The best thing for the team and for the Club was to use the players that are always in the squad and on the bench.

“This type of experience shows what these players can offer to us and helps to continue their development.”

The boss handed out five debuts across the 90 minutes, including to four Young Terriers. He commended his players for stepping up to the challenge in the tie.

“Today was the first game of Pat Jones with us as a starting player, it was the first game for Josh Austerfield, and Demeaco Duhaney had never played as a no.8.

“It was the first start for (Kieran) Phillips too.

“They don’t have enough experience in these types of games. When they’re all playing at the same time, it’s difficult to help the team as much compared to when you have players with more habits in the squad.

“I think the team performed well against a team that wasn’t easy to perform against, but this wasn’t the result we wanted to have today.”

Watch Carlos’ full interview below on #HTTV.


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