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SCHOFIELD: DISAPPOINTING RESULT

29 July 2022

Huddersfield Town Head Coach Danny Schofield reflects on the Burnley defeat

- Huddersfield Town 0-1 Burnley FC
- Head Coach Danny Schofield shares thoughts on result
- Watch full interview below on HTTV

Danny Schofield admitted that his side weren’t good enough in the first half in their opening game of the 2022/23 Sky Bet Championship season, but said there were encouraging signs from the second half.

Summing up the match, our new Head Coach went into detail about where he thought his side fell short in the first half and what they did to remedy that.

“It’s a disappointing result. I felt first half Burnley were the much better team and they were winning the middle of the pitch, the wingers were coming inside and breaking lines far too easily.

“Tactically we changed it in the second half and it was much better in terms of us being much more solid in that area and Burnley found it much harder to penetrate through us centrally.

“First half not good by us at all, but second half we showed lots of improvement.

“Second half was much more competitive, much more even and we got to grips with the central areas of the pitch.

“We need to keep focussing and concentrating on the things we need to improve on for definite, but take the positives out of that second half and try and keep building.”

Giving the away side credit for how they performed, Danny also highlighted how pleased he was to see the new faces at the Club make a positive impact in the second half.

“They’re a quality team with quality players and they’ve just come down from the Premier League and I’m sure they’ll be fighting at the top end of the Championship come the end of the season.

“We’ve got to take the positives out of the things that really went well and there were some good things in the second half.”

“I think both Jack and Tino made real impacts, it was good to get them both on the pitch to perform to that level.

“We’ll try and integrate the new players as quickly as possible, they’ve integrated socially with the group really really quickly but it always takes a bit of time to get to understand the way we want to play football and build the relationships with the other players on the pitch, but we hope to speed that process up really quickly, because we’re in the thick of it now.”

Schofield said that with games coming so quickly in the division, his side will keep working together to improve and that should see them right.

“The games are coming thick and fast. I’ve just said to the lads in the dressing room that we stick together and we keep fighting. If you show that fight and we all keep working together we’ll be fine.”

Watch the full interview via HTTV below.


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