Gaffer delighted with performance despite losing scoreline
Uwe Rosler said that despite defeat at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday afternoon, he was pleased with the performance of his team in difficult playing conditions.
Swirling winds and driving rain tested both sets of players throughout the 90 minutes, and indeed Huddersfield Town’s winner came from a long-range wind-assisted effort, but Rosler explained it was one of his side’s better displays since his arrival at the club:
He said: “The result of course is very disappointing, but from a football point-of-view it is one of the best performances since I’ve been at the club.
“We played some very good football in difficult conditions and limited Huddersfield to few opportunities, particularly in the second half.
“Our shape was good and I was delighted with the way in which we attacked the opposition but when you don’t score from those moments the other side always have a chance.
“Their goal came from a clearance we couldn’t make, and was helped by the wind behind it.
“Overall, I’m as happy as is possible after a defeat.”
Martyn Waghorn impressed on his debut, playing 70 minutes before being replaced by Callum McManaman, and later admitted himself that he should have made it a goal-scoring debut with two good chances to find the back of the net.
Rosler agreed, but was delighted with the forward’s contribution saying:
“I know how Martyn can play and this is why I brought him in. I thought he was excellent in the way he held up the ball and contributed to the team.
“He’s only been with us for a week but showed great understanding of his team mates, pressed the defence well and although he should have scored he had a very good debut.
“Not putting the ball in the net is a problem we’ve identified before this game, and it’s disappointing when you consider the amount of possession we’re having in games.
“When we find the momentum in games we need to score goals, and that’s what we’ll aim to do on Tuesday night against Sheffield Wednesday.”