Carlos Corberan's post-Sheffield Wednesday comments: Getting through to the next round, performance & the fans
Sheffield Wednesday v Huddersfield Town - Carabao Cup First Round
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Carlos Corberan, Manager of Huddersfield Town looks on prior to the Carabao Cup First Round match between Sheffield Wednesday and Huddersfield Town at Hillsborough on August 01, 2021 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Huddersfield Town drew in normal time in the Carabao Cup against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough, the Terriers were able to win on penalties though to progress to the next round of the competition, with their second round opponents to be confirmed in due course. 

The game commenced with great combination play down the left from Lewis O'Brien, Harry Toffolo and Josh Koroma in the fifth minute, with Huddersfield having a lot of possession in the opening periods of the contest.

However there was no clear cut chances at either end in the game. Huddersfield registered their first chance of the game in the 12th minute. Danny Ward did well to rob a Wednesday player of the ball inside the opposition half, before pushing the ball to Koroma. He slipped a pass left to Scott High whose shot on his left from the edge of the box produced a good save from Bailey Peacock Farrell

The Terriers grew into the clash, winning several corners after a spell of possession from the home side, O'Brien drove forward before being tripped by Barry Bannan.

But as changes came in the second half with Sorba Thomas, Jordan Rhodes and Danel Sinani all featuring, penalties beckoned for both sides with Town taking the spoils from the spot kick with Wednesday duo Massimo Luongo and Liam Palmer missing their penalties.

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  • Corberan's thoughts

After the win on penalties, the Terriers boss spoke to the media and was happy with the performance.

"For us I think it was very important to keep going in the competition, for us it was very important to go the next round of the Carabao Cup and we came back to the real football level and the real football atmosphere which allowed us to continue growing and be ready for the next league game,” he said.

“For us the most important thing was to focus on today's game because we wanted to continue in the competition."

Corberan admitted that creating enough chances remains a challenge for his side, he said:

"I think it’s very difficult to score a goal when you aren't creating chances so the more number of chances you create the more options you will have at your disposal to score a goal.

”In some moments of the game we were creating some chances. There was some clear chances in the first half after some recoveries of the ball in the offensive half, very good and clear chances in the last 15 minutes of the game. So it is clear that we want to use our attack to create even more."

He knows he has several options from the bench during games to finish strongly, with fresh legs bringing quality in abundance:

"It is very necessary to win any type of game to have options from the bench because in some moments the legs are going to be more fatigue for the opposing players.

”You need to have players who can make the impact the team needs on the pitch and they have to be able to help the team to fight. For me to have the positive of bringing on players is always a skill we have to manage well during the 90 minutes."

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  • Looking forward

Huddersfield Town have Derby County up next on Saturday at Pride Park in the opening game of the Sky Bet Championship, with Fulham at home the following Saturday to come in the league.

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