Huddersfield's Corberan satisfied with their draw against Birmingham

Wed 03 March 2021 | 12:09

Huddersfield head coach Carlos Corberan says his team needed not to risk too much so they could seal a point against Birmingham.

It was a boresome 1-1


stalemate, with the outcome offering neither side any enormous courtesies in their endeavors to stay away from relegation.

Fraizer Campbell

scored the opener soon in minute 60 with a fine, lashed exertion from the penalty area's edge. 

Yet, the Blues reestablished equality only four minutes after

Marc Roberts

put the ball in the back of the net from short proximity after a corner-kick fell in his direction. 

The 37-year-old coach Corberan conceded his side required a positive response after a heavy thrashing by Preston last time. 

He said:

"I think the team gave a lot of effort tonight. We wanted to go for the three points and after we went ahead we couldn't defend the lead.

"But I saw a lot of effort from my players and a good competitive level from them to help get the point we got.

"You can look at it two ways. We were going for the three points. I'm happy with the competitive level, but we didn't win the game.

"We had to find a better balance between taking risks and avoiding counter-attacks like when Preston scored last weekend. We decided to go longer and take fewer risks tonight. It's important to learn to make chances without giving up chances.

"It's important for the players to do things that they feel comfortable doing. We don't want to be playing in a way that will lead to mistakes and we know we have players who can make runs in behind.

"We need to find a way that is going to make the players comfortable."

Birmingham City manager

Aitor Karanka

admitted a draw was most likely a reasonable outcome.

He said:

“I think a point was about right in the end.

“We played well in the first half.

“Once again we started loosely but we had a good comeback and I could feel that they [Huddersfield] are not the team they were at the beginning of the season.

“For us it has been a good game, for sure in the past we would have lost that game, now we are better. We have a point, we are keeping them close to us in the table.

“I think it is a good point and especially a good performance.

“We had a very good reaction [to conceding], when we are speaking about mentality, it is not a mentality problem because every single time we had one goal against us we had a very good reaction, once again today scored and today the reaction was really good and we had more chances to win the game.

“Nobody needs to apologise because if every single player who made a mistake this season had to apologise we would have all of them apologising.”




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