Harris post-Huddersfield | A strong, disciplined performance
HUDDERSFIELD REACTION | HARRIS
Neil Harris spoke to the press and media after the Bluebirds defeated Huddersfield Town 3-0 at Cardiff City Stadium.
City made it consecutive Championship wins with victory over the Terriers, and the boss was extremely pleased with his side’s display.
“It was a strong performance in different ways.” Neil began. “We knew Huddersfield were going to have the ball for large percentages, with 60 or 70% of possession. We knew they would make us run, but the players were ready for it.
“The players who started deserved to go again, on the back of a dominant performance against Luton. I thought it was an extremely strong, disciplined performance without the football, and then with the ball we asked so many questions of our opponent.
“I think our fanbase would have loved that today. We had our backs to the wall without much the ball, and we had to be disciplined. But then, on the turnover, we did it with cleverness but real aggression and force at times, and our fans would have loved that.”
Kieffer Moore and Robert Glatzel were on target for City on Tuesday night, and the boss was full of praise for his forward players.
“Kieffer is looking like a top acquisition by the club," he continued. "He’s a handful in the air, he’s quick and he’s scoring the goals at the moment. He’s making it very difficult for the opponents. In the first half especially, the front pair of him and Mark Harris were a real handful.
“I also look to the bench and see lots of quality options who want to prove a point to me. Bobby [Glatzel] did that when he came on today. I’m really pleased for him to come on and get his first goal of the season. It will give him great confidence, and gives the team great confidence in him as well.”
Having kicked-off December with three points, Neil took a look ahead to our upcoming run of fixtures, beginning with a trip to Watford on Saturday.
“I think it’s a group of players who are playing with real desire and professionalism at the moment. My players have been questioned this season, but they’ve responded now for two games. They should take the praise for these two games, but we have to keep doing it. That’s the next challenge, doing it for the third game in a row.”
“The standards were set on Saturday, and they were delivered again today. For us to be successful, we have to carry on doing that, and that’s down to the players to keep being at those standards and keep following the game plan. We need to see that level of performance again at the weekend.”