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28 January 2022



28 January 2022

Town’s Head Coach reviews the 1-1 draw at home to Stoke City

- Carlos Corberán reviews the 1-1 draw with Stoke City
- Town’s Head Coach understands the frustrations after the second half
- Carlos: “I am responsible to find the solution”

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Carlos Corberán shared the frustration of his players, staff and the fans after letting another home lead slip in tonight’s 1-1 draw against Stoke City.

The Terriers were excellent in the first half and took the lead through a deflected Josh Koroma strike, only to be pegged back in a similar fashion to the home games against Coventry City and Swansea City to draw the game.

Although the draw extended Town’s unbeaten run to 10 games in all competitions – and continued the best unbeaten run for the Club in the second tier since 1984 – Town’s Head Coach wanted more.

“(The frustration) is understandable, because in the second half we have repeated what happened against Coventry and Swansea. It was very similar after an exciting first half,” Carlos admitted to HTTV.

“I thought today it was physical. The team expended a lot of effort and energy in the first half, and as soon as we decreased the tempo it means we arrive late in the moment that we press, and we couldn’t recover balls in the offensive half.

“When you are not as good at recovering the ball higher, you need to be good at transitioning the ball. Tonight, we were poor (at that).

“The bad transition of one defensive action caused their goal. It is true that they did not create many big chances in the second half, but it was not the feeling we wanted it to be. We played the second half of the game in our part of the pitch, and their goal is the consequence of that.”

Now that the game has passed, Carlos is keen to put this issue to bed in the forthcoming fixtures.

He continued: “Our work now is to analyse why (this happened) and to find the solutions, so we don’t repeat the second half performance.

“If we weren’t all frustrated, it would mean that we are not competitive enough as staff, players or anyone else. We came here to add the three points and we were very pleased with the first half of the team as we played the game in the offensive half.

“The intention was not to play the second half in our half of the pitch. We didn’t attack well enough, but the solutions will be there.

“I am responsible to find the solution, so we don’t repeat this kind of situation.

“We never feel pressure from our fans. We understand that they will not be happy when we don’t perform to the level that we can. We are the first ones to have this disappointing feeling when things are not working as we want them to.”

Watch the full interview with Carlos below on HTTV!

The Terriers are back on home soil on Wednesday night when Derby County visit the John Smith’s Stadium – get your ticket online HERE!

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