Everton v Huddersfield Town: Dressing room is David Wagner’s biggest source of confidence

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner pictured at the midweek League Cup game at Stoke City (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire).
Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner pictured at the midweek League Cup game at Stoke City (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire).
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MANAGER David Wagner insists there is no panic over Huddersfield Town’s slow start to the season.

The Terriers head to Everton today with just a goalless draw to their name and one goal from four league and Cup outings.

“If you ask me am I happy about this, no” said Wagner. “But does it mean we have to change anything or start to overthink or panic? No, absolutely not.

“There is no more pressure than there was last season. My biggest confidence I get is out of this dressing room. Even in these early days there is an atmosphere to work and make the hard yards. We should not get carried away by any statistics because if we relied on statistics I would not be sitting here. We would not be in the Premier League, for sure.

“Stats are interesting, even for me sometimes. But they don’t always tell you the truth about success or no success.”

Town are desperate to improve their attacking potency. Big money, by Huddersfield’s standards, was spent on Adama Diakhaby, Ramadan Sobhi and loanee Isaac Mbenza during the summer with that in mind.

There is no more pressure than there was last season. My biggest confidence I get is out of this dressing room. Even in these early days there is an atmosphere to work and make the hard yards.

Huddersfield Town boss, David Wagner

Ramadan is yet to feature due to injury, but Diakhaby and Mbenza have looked quite raw, the pair possessing bags of pace out wide, but lacking the final ball.

“Signings need time,” added Wagner. “That is totally normal and our supporters know how it works. If you want to buy quality in these offensive positions it costs you £30m-£40m.

“If you like to buy talent and potential it costs £13m-£14m. Now it is up to us to work with them and educate them and to transform this potential and talent – which we have, without any doubt – into Premier League quality. This is what we do.

“I have every belief and trust that we have done the right decisions and we have a great group together.”