David Wagner, the Huddersfield Town coach, was very unhappy with his players’ easy mistakes which caused a huge 4-1 defeat to West Ham United and he insisted that his team “gave this match away”.
Manuel Lanzini managed to score a brace and other successful efforts by Marko Arnautović and Mark Noble meant that the Hammers were able to beat the Terriers 4-1 – and especially the first goal by Noble was a big mistake by the home side as there was a huge misunderstanding between goalkeeper Jonas Lössl and defender Joe Lolley so it was a really easy giveaway by Huddersfield.
The former co-worker of Jürgen Klopp spoke about his frustration as he said, according to Sky Sports: “It was a frustrating day because we made too many easy mistakes. The first is an individual mistake that should never happen. With the second, 11 seconds into the second half, it was a very simple knock-down and we needed to be stronger and see the danger earlier. We tried to play offside for the third. West Ham have creative individuals who today were able to hurt us. We had too many players who were below par today.”
He continued by adding that he hopes that they will be able to avoid mistakes like that in the future: “We have to make sure this never happens again, but we know exactly what went wrong today. Unfortunately not everything in football goes to plan. The second goal we’ve been speaking about in training all week.”
In the end, David Wagner insisted that they still have problems with the transition and they have to solve it somehow: “Transition was a big part of training this week, but you see the goals we’ve conceded today and you can’t make these mistakes if you want to pick up points in the Premier League.”