Burnley best in the league - Huddersfield boss Wagner

Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner felt his side were not brave enough against a side he believes are the best in the Championship.

Monday, 14th March 2016, 12:11 pm
Updated Monday, 14th March 2016, 12:16 pm
David Wagner
David Wagner

The Terriers’ German boss was disappointed to concede from two set plays as his side trailed 3-1 at the break.

And despite a good response in the second half, Town were unable to find a way back in the game.

Wagner said: “The story of this game is easy to tell.

David Wagner

“We played against a very strong side who are very focused, very concentrated and very aggressive in their game plan, and high potential individuals.

“In my opinion, Burnley is the best team in the league.

“But we conceded two goals from set pieces and they were mistakes which were too easy.

“We created the second one against ourselves with mistakes and that made it hard to take, especially after the momentum of Joe Lolley’s goal.

David Wagner

“The body language at half-time showed that disappointment and I wasn’t satisfied because, in the first half, we weren’t brave enough.

“That’s why we gave them two set piece goals.

“I said to them at half-time that we had to learn from that and be brave to stay in our identity and play our football.

“In the second half we did a very good job. We had good chances to score and stay on the front foot, putting pressure on a very good side.”

He added: “The second half showed that there is no problem in playing with our idea against Burnley; you just have to be brave enough.

“Sometimes there will be mistakes and the opponent will get a chance, but on the other side we are able to create chances. We have shown that often enough.

“This is not the first game where we have missed chances, but on the other side only two teams have scored more goals than us since I arrived. We can feel we are not clinical enough, but not many teams create more chances than us. I’m totally sure that if we keep doing this in the future, we will score goals and win games.”