David Wagner couldn’t have been more pleased with the opening day of the season, winning 3-0 at Selhurst Park and banking three points towards their (hopeful) survival target.
Last season though saw Huddersfield hang onto Newcastle and Brighton until the very final weeks of the season, only for Wagner’s team to drop away and instead find success through the play-offs.
Sunday will be Huddersfield’s first ever home match in the Premier League and indeed their first top tier home game since the early seventies.
David Wagner predicting an ‘extraordinary atmosphere’ against Newcastle United, which is a repeat of what he said back in March.
That day though, saw a Ritchie penalty after 10 minutes silence the home fans and then Daryl Murphy reinforce that on 32 minutes with a well taken second goal.
Rafa’s tactics won the day back in March and Newcastle ran out comfortable 3-1 winners as Huddersfield were blunt in attack.
David Wagner thinks that the win over Palace has given the team great confidence but warns that they have to ‘get the little details right’ on Sunday, to be ‘totally focused’.
Huddersfield struggled in that March game with no real out and out goalscorer and new signing Steve Mounie signalled his intent with two goals on his debut.
“Nahki Wells was back with our medical department yesterday but he will be out for five to seven weeks.
“We will have to get the little details right against Newcastle United We have to be totally focused.
“We need Premier League support on Sunday and I have trust and belief that the Huddersfield fans will deliver.
“I am very excited about Sunday’s game. I’m sure it will be an extraordinary atmosphere against Newcastle United.
“Last week was only one game but it was a perfect result for us. It’s given us confidence that what we did in pre-season was right.
“Steve (Mounie) played a very good game, scored two goals and did a good job. He’s a great character and a calm boy who really likes to work
“It was a perfect start for (goalkeeper) Jonas Lossl; he kept us in the game with two unbelievable saves.
“It’s important for us to get points on the board and to put in a good performance on Sunday.”