Town’s Head Coach satisfied with victory over Derby
- Carlos Corberán reviews the win over Derby County
- Huddersfield Town beat the Rams 2-0
- Watch the Head Coach’s interview on HTTV
Huddersfield Town Head Coach Carlos Corberán hailed an important victory for his side, who had to stay patient in beating 10-man Derby County 2-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium.
His side eventually broke down the Rams through Duane Holmes and Jordan Rhodes to extend their unbeaten run to 11 games in all competitions, and Carlos was satisfied with the night’s work.
“Of course, the three points are very important,” he told HTTV after the final whistle.
“For me, their player getting sent off changed the dynamic of the game. When you are playing against 10 players who are going to be more solid in defence, the key is to be patient. You cannot allow them to start any counter-attacks whilst trying to be attacking whenever you can.
“I thought the team found a good balance in creating chances after Stearman was sent off. In arriving to the box, we found some double passes and combinations without getting into the box. We created some good opportunities.”
Town’s Head Coach was proactive with his substitutions, bringing on attacking personnel to try and break down the resolute visitors. The Terriers finished the game with one recognised centre back on the pitch in Tom Lees, but Lee Nicholls still didn’t have a shot to save on his way to a 12th clean sheet.
Carlos explained: “As soon as they stopped making transitions into attack, I felt that changing Matty Pearson for one more midfielder would help the team attack more. We put Eiting into midfield and moved another, Hoggy, into centre back - to add another attacking player.
“In this situation, you might think it is simple to create the chance. However, you have to be patient. If you start one attack on the right and move it to the left, you start to move the defenders and use your one player more. We had to create the space, and then be aggressive in using it. Sometimes, that takes time. In some moments we didn’t manage that well, but in others we moved the ball well to Toffolo and Thomas high up the pitch.
“I’m satisfied. It’s not always easy to use this situation well, but we controlled their counter-attacks and I saw the team adapt well to the needs of the game.”
Watch the full interview below, courtesy of HTTV!