Date: 24th April 2017 at 7:23am
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Head coach David Wagner has admitted that a lack of concentration killed Huddersfield Town in the heavy loss to Fulham at the weekend.

Hosting the Cottagers at the John Smith’s Stadium for the game, Huddersfield’s hopes of the automatic spots took another hit and in terms of the Play Off push, other sides now have better momentum than we do and that can be huge on the Wembley journey at the end of the year.

In any event for this game though a four one loss wasn’t what anybody wanted but Wagner knew we had to hold our hands up and take the defeat on the chin with a view to getting back to our best in the final matches of the year now.

Speaking to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner a disappointed Wagner admitted post game that a lack of concentration and poor individual errors had bitten us on the day.

‘It may sound ridiculous but I think the start we made probably cost us. Once we scored we were maybe a little bit over motivated and euphoric and showed a lack of concentration. We lost focus and concentration and against a team like Fulham, who are such a strong offensive side, we got punished.’

Wagner went on to say.

‘Fulham are a great side and deserved their win but we played a big part with the errors we made. It is difficult to win football matches when you concede goals because of individual mistakes and a lack of concentration. It is unusual as normally this group is so reliable and I can never moan about the attitude and effort which they show. Defeat hurts, of course, but I have been able to trust the players who made mistakes over the whole season and we move on. To move on you have to know why you lost and we know why we lost.’

As for the Play Offs specifically, Wagner knew it was still in our hands.

‘It’s still in our own hands and we have three games left. We have shown unbelievable consistency all season and we have been in the top six virtually the whole season. In my opinion we have been the most consistent team in this division so far.’

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