David Wagner believes that Huddersfield Town’s 1-0 victory over Burton Albion could prove to be a huge three points for his side, but did concede that his team had been made to work for their win.Wagner saw his side snatch all three points after being forced to soak up a lot of Burton pressure when Nahki Wells found the net late in the game. The former Dortmund coach admitted that the game was not a classic, but was pleased to have got the job done.
“Of course we can be very happy about the three points that we have got today, I think this was not one of the nicest football matches that I have ever seen, but we asked ourselves before the game to show different attitudes against Burton in a different circumstance, the fighting and the working attitude and the togetherness would be very important, and this is what they have shown.
“The offensive performance was not our best today, but this was not the most important thing today, it was important to show the fighting and the working attitude, this is why I am proud of them, that they did the right things in the right moments.
“Again, it was one of the ugliest, dirtiest games and an ugly three points as well, but I will take them.”
Wagner also said that the win takes some pressure off of his side going into a congested period of fixtures, which begins with a trip to Carrow Road to take on Norwich City on Friday night.
“Everybody has known before, and I think this will be in the future as well, Burton away is a difficult place to go to be successful and not a lot of teams have won in Burton, this is why I am so proud, that we did exactly what you needed to do to be successful here.
“Now, with six points at the beginning of the week, we are able to go with a big chest, with confidence , with self belief into the next game on Friday, Norwich away, we have to make sure now that we use all of the recovery strategies that we can use, because we will have spent nearly 1000 miles in the coach over the three days.
“In the next game, we can play in the game with total freedom, I think before the game we would be more happy with a draw away at Norwich than Norwich, but when we travel we like to win, like always.”
Victory against Burton leaves Huddersfield in fourth place, just a point off of third-placed Reading.