Leaving FC Ingolstadt 04 to spend a year on loan at Huddersfield, Elias Kachunga appears to have made a pretty smart move.
His club back home are second bottom of the Bundesliga and hot favourites to be relegated.
Meanwhile, Kachunga is loving life in England, having already scored 10 goals as Huddersfield prove the surprise package in the promotion race.
The German striker managed no goals in 10 Bundesliga appearances last season but David Wagner used his expert knowledge of German football, to make some inspired signing such as Kachunga.
The on-loan forward says that the respect for his loan boss is mutual and that Wagner has given his team the ‘right tactics’ to beat Newcastle.
Kachunga says that they will ‘play with high pressure and stay on the front foot’, which in turn helps to get the crowd behind them and create an excellent atmosphere.
Today is a sellout and record league attendance at the John Smith’s Stadium, with the message from Huddersfield that this will be the greatest atmosphere they will have ever seen there.
Hopefully an excellent match but with the right winner…
“This is a different game to the one (at St James Park) at the start of the season (Kachunga played the full 90 minutes in the 2-1 win).
“Newcastle have found something but we will be prepared for this game – I think the manager has given us the right tactics to play against this team.
“We will play with high pressure and stay on the front foot and with the big crowds behind us at home, this gives us more power to play against this team, to help us.
“Playing big games against a team like Newcastle is fantastic – great to play against these teams.
“Brighton came here and were also top of the table and we played (won 3-1) a good game, so this is nothing different. We go into this game to give 100% as well.
“We aren’t the biggest in the Championship but we work so good together, the whole team and staff – it is also helps with the supporters.
“That’s so big for us and because of it, we can beat the big teams.
“I have played a good season but it’s not over and I concentrate on this season and then, after this, we sit together and look at what’s the best for me.
“I came here to see something different, to have a new experience and enjoy the moment at Huddersfield, I hope that it continues like this.”
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