Within a span of four days, Huddersfield Town scrapped draws against Manchester City and Chelsea.
Terrier mentality. Fitting.
[ RECAP: Chelsea 1-1 Huddersfield ]
Manager David Wagner, a former USMNT player, led the way for Town from Moment No. 1 and will be tipped for bigger jobs. He’s happy at the John Smith’s Stadium. From the BBC:
“My English is not good enough to give the players the credit they deserve. If you have the passion, desire and spirit you can compete with top top quality and you saw today that we can do it. We had luck, no doubt about it, but if any players deserve it it’s this set of players.
“I never doubted their mental strength. We have so many experiences, the play-offs, the final, some very big dips in the season, five defeats in a row. We have always come back.”
“The people in Huddersfield, and the town and supporters and this football club, to describe them, they are humble but they are ambitious. They have the spirit to work and to fight, and this is exactly what this football team has shown in this season.”
Couldn’t put it better ourselves.
Town deserves every bit of its survival, even if goalkeeper Jonas Lossl should never buy anything in town again following an unreal save on
“This was definitely the most important save in my career, no doubt about it,” he said.
Like fellow promoted sides Newcastle and Brighton, it’ll be down to finding a fine striker if the next step is coming next season.
Town has its midfielder/playmaker/hard-edged man in Aaron Mooy, and he’s quite happy after moving from Man City. He says his manager is a difference maker.
“We knew it was going to be tough, Chelsea have so many talented players,” Mooy said. “We had to get close to them and make it difficult. … David Wagner has kept a level head all season, he has done an amazing job. He gives us belief and confidence.”
And perhaps no one put it better than this line on NBCSN courtesy Laurent Depoitre.
“It was very hard, we ran a lot.”
They don’t call him the best color man in the biz for nothing.