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PIPA: A DRAW FEELS LIKE A LOSS

30 January 2021

Town defender reviews draw with Stoke

- Pipa on the 1-1 draw with the Potters
- Defender looks back on his first home goal for the Terriers
- Watch Pipa’s full interview on #HTTV

Huddersfield Town defender Pipa says the Terriers are disappointed to have not taken advantage of their numerical superiority on the pitch in the second half of the 1-1 draw with Stoke City at the John Smith’s Stadium.

The visitors were reduced to 10 men shortly before the break following a dangerous tackle from Rhys Norrington-Davies on Juninho Bacuna.

Despite a number of second-half opportunities, Town were frustrated by a resilient effort from the 10 men of Stoke City with the points shared at the final whistle.

Pipa gave his reaction to the game when speaking to #HTTV post-match.

“It’s painful,” he said.

“We know that game was very important for us. It was really important to get three points today.

“A draw feels like a loss for us.”

The defender’s first home goal for the Terriers had put Town ahead inside five minutes before Steven Fletcher got Stoke back on level terms from the spot.

Pipa expressed his disappointment at the goal not being able to help Town register a first victory of the calendar year.

“Individually, I cannot say I’m happy because this result is painful.

“I am happy for the goal but I’m much happier if we get the win at home and change the dynamic.”

Town’s no.2 also spoke about the Terriers’ desire to get back to winning ways as soon as possible following the draw.

“We know that we have to change the dynamic – we are working every single day to change that.

“Frustration isn’t the word but it’s a bad feeling.

“We took control of the game, created chances, so we have to go again in the next one and keep working.”

Watch Pipa’s full interview below on #HTTV.


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