Wagner: “Chelsea have been strong and clinical”

Wagner: “Chelsea have been strong and clinical”

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Also Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner hailed ‘clinical and strong’ Chelsea after the Blues’ win in their Premier League opener last time out.

The Huddersfield manager, speaking at a press conference, told journalists: “It was a disappointing afternoon. I think if we play Chelsea at home most people would expect us to concede a defeat, which we’ve got, and at the end it was a deserved defeat. But I think we did have a lot of unlucky situations”.

“We played well. The players have shown commitment, desire, passion and created chances. We hit the bar twice – once when we were 1-0 down after conceding a very unlucky goal from a deflection”.

“In the first half we started on the front foot, where we really wanted to be active. We kept them away from our goal and as I said they scored out of nothing. We had the chance for the equaliser, but we hit the underside of the bar and this is what happens. They were very clinical”.

“Second half the boys tried everything. They left everything on the pitch, but Chelsea showed their strength and that’s why we lost. They had four or five chances and scored three goals and we were not able to use our chances. Chelsea were strong today, but I don’t think we’ve shown too much respect. We really wanted to get something out of this game.”

“It was Chelsea’s first chance more or less out of nothing and then we conceded the penalty, where we clearly made a big mistake. You can’t do that against Chelsea because they will hurt you, and that’s exactly what they did”.