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Nahki Wells confident: “We have a right chance of beating Newcastle in front of a full house”

5 years ago

Nahki Wells is full of confidence that Huddersfield can complete the double over Newcastle United.

The opening home match of the season saw the Magpies turned over by the Terriers, leaving United without a point after the first two games of the season.

Nahki Wells scored the first goal (see above) before Dwight Gayle equalised in the second-half, Jack Payne winning it for the visitors late on.

The Huddersfield striker says David Wagner sends his team out to play the same exciting attacking brand of football, whether it is ‘Rotherham or Newcastle’.

He believes that whilst Newcastle are ‘at the top of the table for a reason’, they can be beaten on Saturday.

Wells thinks that Rafa Benitez and his players will know that playing the current third placed team is ‘one of the toughest places to go at the minute’ and that the home side with have their own ‘threats’.

Until losing to Manchester City on Wednesday night after making nine changes, Wagner’s players had only lost one in 18 games, stretching back to November, so I don’t think Rafa will be under any illusions as to how difficult this match may prove.

Nahki Wells interviewed by David Prutton on Sky Sports:

‘What threat do you expect from Newcastle and how do you expect your team to counter that?’

“We know they are a free flowing, free scoring team, at the top of the table for a reason, they’re solid.

“At the same time we have our threats, we have our ways of breaking them down.

“Pretty sure they will come here understanding that is probably one of the toughest places to go at the minute.

“We go there and stick to our football, we focus on ourselves.

“I promise you, it doesn’t change if we are playing Rotherham or Newcastle.

“We still focus on ourselves, the individuals (for the opposition) could be better but as a group, if we believe in what he (David Wagner) sends us out to do, we take on board his instructions.

“We have a right chance of beating Newcastle in front of a full house, which has helped us massively – the crowds this season.”

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