Huddersfield chief David Wagner reveals how he toppled ‘top class’ Norwich City
A lack of respect for 'top class' Norwich City was the key to Huddersfield's impressive Championship win, revealed David Wagner.
The Terriers' chief insisted it was imperative his young side showed no fear at Carrow Road to deservedly topple Alex Neil's highly-rated players.
'They are top class. We don't have to discuss that. It is a deep squad with a lot of class,' he said. 'If you like to be successful against them then you have to make a lot of details right and you need a bit of luck. Especially in the second-half it was very tough for us but this is what we need to do consistently. We have to focus on us and not think about the opponent too much, how strong Norwich is, the names they have, how much money the squad has cost, it will cost you energy and we can't afford that because we play a very energetic style.'
Wagner was shocked to learn he had plotted Huddersfield's first win at Carrow Road since 1969 to maintain Town's promotion push.
'I wasn't born. Amazing,' he said. 'To be fair I think now in this season we had a few of these headlines. I don't know how many years it was since we won at Newcastle away or drew with Aston Villa. It is nice for the statistics freak and of course for our supporters. At the end it is a game where we played well, performed and that makes me more happy. It is a fantastic result. To win three games in a row in one week is the first time we have taken nine points like this.
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'At the beginning of the season I said we don't talk about targets. We don't give ourselves a limit. That makes no sense. We have no limits. We only like to make sure we are focused on our identity and ourselves. We not only got the three points against Norwich City, and everyone knows how tough a place it is to go, but we performed as well. We were brave, confident and tried to bring our identity on the grass.'
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