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Huddersfield star after 1 point from 13 games, declares ahead of Newcastle “We aren’t going to go down with a whimper”

2 years ago

Jonathan Hogg think there are signs of better things to come for Huddersfield Town.

The club vice-captain believing the new ideas of head coach Jan Siewert are starting to pay off.

A bit difficult to describe it as a new manager ‘bounce’ just yet, as since Siewart took over they have lost all three games: 1-0 to Everton at home, 5-0 way at Chelsea, then 2-1 at home to Arsenal.

Huddersfield are now 14 points off safety with only 12 games remaining, having picked up only one point in their last 13 Premier League matches.

However, ahead of playing Newcastle, Jonathan Hogg declares ‘We worked really hard to get into the Premier League, so we aren’t going to go down with a whimper.’

Drawing inspiration from that last game against Arsenal, Huddersfield had 55% possession, 15 shots to Arsenal’s 9, 6 on target’s to the visitors’ 4, whilst the corner count was 5 v 0.

Even though their position appears desperate, no doubt they will look at West Brom last season, they left it far too late to sack Alan Pardew but in the first five of the six games he was given to save them, Darren Moore picked up three wins and two draw, beating Man Utd, Newcastle and Tottenham, as well as drawing with Liverpool and Swansea.

For Newcastle United, they simply can’t allow anything other than a home win on Saturday.

Jonathan Hogg speaking to the official club site:

“The new style of play seems like it’s starting to come together.

“The head coach has come in with new ideas and tried to change things here and there.

“We are using a similar style of play but with some different ideas.

“We need to keep working hard and stay positive.

“The goal towards the end (of the Arsenal match) has lifted the lads; they’re positive in the dressing room.

“We needed a performance like that, we needed a goal to give the fans something to cheer about, we have taken the positives and moved on.

“We worked really hard to get into the Premier League, so we aren’t going to go down with a whimper.

“We will give it all the fight we’ve got.

“We will keep fighting. We are Huddersfield Town, we won’t forget who we are and where we’ve come from.”


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