The coach felt that the emotion of the Terriers was a factor in his first 45 minutes, where Danel Sinani scored against the course of the game, but Sonny Bradley called it off. But he was pleased with the team’s response to him, although it wasn’t the most exciting second half for the neutrals.
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At 1-1, it means a tie is still on the cards heading into Monday’s second leg at Huddersfield.
“It’s probably the fair result,” admitted Corberan. “Luton were a better team than us in the first half and we were better than them in the second half.
“It is a positive step but I imagine that they are going to adapt their form and the things they were doing because in the last minutes of the second half they were adapting and we have to find solutions again to develop the ideas that we were showing in the second. half
“It was important that if we couldn’t win, we didn’t lose and go into the first leg with the possibility that if we win the game, we progress.”
Asked why his team struggled to keep the ball in the first 45 minutes, Corberan said: “Sometimes the excitement of the first few minutes of a special match can affect the level and especially the confidence of the player. Sometimes for defending you don’t need confidence because to defend you need more the will and determination of the player, and it’s too much when you’re playing a play-off game, but these things can affect the confidence and calm you need to attack better.
“The team’s position in the first half didn’t allow us to attack and in some situations we were losing simple balls, and we changed to be totally opposite in the second half.
“I think the fact that we put Holmes on the right side (he played the first half as a left midfielder) allowed him to grow more and counterattack more with the ball.
“As soon as you put Holmes together, (half-time substitute) Pipa and even Sinani, who was also switching sides to attack, you start piling up players together who know how to play football and change the feel of the game.”
Corberan was full of praise for the impact of Luxembourger Sinani.
“I was fighting a lot and smelling a lot where the ball could go from the second ball,” he said. run for counterattacks. He performed very well.”
Corberan explained that Ollie Turton gave way to Pipa due to an injury in which he was fouled late in the first half, and that illness was behind Levi Colwill’s place on the bench.
“He’s fine, but he couldn’t do the full week of training because he wasn’t feeling well at the beginning of the week,” Corberan said.
Sorba Thomas returned from injury as a substitute in the 85th minute.
“It’s a very positive step because Sorba showed a very positive level,” said his coach.
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This notice was published: 2022-05-13 22:28:54