Huddersfield Town Head Coach speaks to HTTV following Birmingham City defeat
- Birmingham City 2-1 Huddersfield Town
- Head Coach Danny Schofield shares thoughts at full-time
- Watch full interview via HTTV on YouTube
Danny Schofield was disappointed with Town’s first half performance against Birmingham City and accepted that they need to show a positive reaction against Preston.
Summing up the game, Schofield said that Town’s issues weren’t tactical, but to do with fundamentals of the game and mentality, those were what needed to change for his side to improve.
“Fundamentally in the first half we weren’t winning first and second balls, there were too many loose passes and it cost us at times and it wasn’t a good first half but a much improved second.
“I think it’s mentalities, I think it’s focus and concentration, going from the first whistle, making sure we’re competing for every ball, winning the duels – it’s fundamental things in football rather than anything tactically, that’s the most important thing. We need to make sure that we’re winning those types of things against the opponent.”
Another positive showing in the second half – in a similar fashion to the opening game against Burnley – Danny gave insight into why Tino Anjorin and Jack Rudoni started, as well as his thoughts on Danny Ward’s second half finish that came as a result of much better build up play.
“They both made an impact in the Burnley game when they came on, and as I’ve said before, we’re going to utilise the whole of the squad. We felt for this game for Tino and Jack to start was the best thing.
“It was an excellent goal, it was well worked, definitely good build up play and an excellent finish from Wardy – but look, at the end of the day you’re judged on winning and losing football games and that was a great moment, but we needed more of those in the second half, but we couldn’t quite get it.”
With another game on Tuesday 9 August against Preston North End, the Head Coach said that his side now need to show a reaction in their next fixture.
“We always need to react positively, we need to reflect on this game as we always do and move on to Preston – that’s what football is about. I keep saying it’s a great group of lads, very professional, they keep working and they want to improve, they work for each other, so the preparation will be focussed on Preston now.”
Watch the full interview via HTTV below.