Carlos Corberan, Huddersfield head coach, was delighted with his side’s third-straight home victory but had expected more from his players.
have found the target leadingHuddersfield
to the first victory over Sheffield in 12 matches and their win could have been greater if
had converted a penalty.
The Terriers’ manager Corberan believed that his squad did not take it seriously after the spot-kick mistake, saying: “
At the start of the game, we were very positive and played with a lot of determination. We also created good chances and controlled the game.
“In the second half, we started really well but, unfortunately missed the penalty.
“After that we defended well but – at the same time – we did not attack enough and reach the performance levels that we can and we expect a lot from our players and the team.
“But it’s good to win our home games, even though we would like to have our fans here.”
The Spanish coach did not criticize Bacuna saying: “
We have not got many players who have been in that situation before
Huddersfield forward Koroma scored the opening early doors and Mbenza doubled their advantage in the first half. By the time Bacuna missed to find the back of the net, it mattered less.
Sheffield’s manager is not pleased with his squad’s performance.
He said: “
We were all over the place during the first 20 minutes and it was the worst performance in the six games I’ve had as manager.
“We gave them a 2-0 start and, then, it’s uphill all the way.
“We showed more commitment in the second half, without really showing any quality.
“The lads looked tired and it took them a long time to get going and we travelled to Norwich and back at the weekend, but I don’t want to make excuses because we were awful during that first 20 minutes.
“They were running all over us and were on the front foot when we weren’t.
“We needed a goal in the second half and I’ve seen Dominic Iorfa’s challenge and it was a penalty, so we got away with one there as well. We played as poorly tonight, as we did well at Norwich on Saturday.
“It wasn’t good enough for a group of players who played against one of the best teams in the league at the weekend and should have got a win.”