Head Coach shares thoughts at full-time against Sheffield United
- Carlos Corberán reviews 0-0 draw against Sheffield United
- Head Coach says performance was better than midweek at Preston
- Carlos: “we have to accept the decisions from referees”
Huddersfield Town Head Coach Carlos Corberán was pleased with the performance of his side in today’s 0-0 draw with Sheffield United at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Although Town couldn’t break the deadlock, they performed well against a side coming into the game on the back of four straight wins and had a goal disallowed that those of us of a blue and white persuasion feel should have stood.
“At the end, we have achieved the same number of points as we did on Wednesday, but I thought the team dominated the play much better than we did against Preston,” Carlos told HTTV.
“We had threats today from set pieces, from counter-attacks and from our positional attacks. The team felt comfortable with the ball.”
Carlos surprised many in the Stadium by making four changes, handing first Championship starts to Josh Ruffels and Jon Russell. However, he explained that he had full faith in those players going into the match.
“I always watch the levels of the players and which I think can help the team more. Some players do not play, but that’s not because they’re not at the level – it’s because others are in front of them in the same position, and they’re helping the team too.
“We wanted to refresh the team with Ruffels at left back and Pipa at right back. We also wanted two wingers, as with them you can have good transitions and help you find ways to score goals.”
The big talking point came late in the first half when referee James Linington disallowed a goal for giant midfielder Russell, who headed home with Danny Ward and goalkeeper Wes Foderingham prone in the six yard box.
The call must have been for a perceived foul by Ward, but the replays showed that defender George Baldock appeared to wrestle him to the floor.
Carlos admitted: “I haven’t watched it back, but it’s true that nobody in the dressing room feels there was a foul. That’s what Danny Ward tells us, along with the rest of the players.
“I know how difficult the game is for referees, but I can only tell you what the players tell me – that there was no foul in any circumstance.
“One goal in this game can change a lot and take the result, but we need to keep going. We need to accept the decision of the referee and do other things better so the game isn’t decided by one decision.”
Watch the full interview below via HTTV!
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