Last time out two weeks ago the Terriers were beaten 2-0 at home by fellow relegation battlers Crystal Palace.
And it was a poor performance from the Huddersfield team, and manager David Wagner will insist his team play all out at St. James’ Park this afternoon.
And last season Wagner manufactured a 2-1 win in our second game of the Championship season, so they have already shocked us once at home, and they also beat us 1-0 in August in Yorkshire.
The 2-1 loss at St. James’ Park last season meant that we lost both our two opening games and Geordie fans were in shock.
David Wagner – Huddersfield Town manager
Let’s hope we don’t lose this afternoon in such an important game for survival in the Premier League.
We need all 3 points.
Rafa is well aware of the danger this Terriers side poses for Newcastle, and he said this in the Chronicle:
“We have to be careful here because we’re talking about a team that are well organized and they’re quite aggressive.”
“They go for it in some games but they are capable of staying deep, staying well organized and counter-attacking.”
“It’s not an easy game.”
“Both teams will feel they are in a position they want to win in.” “At the same time, we have to manage the anxiety and the tension.”
“Hopefully, with our fans behind us it will help and we get three points.”
“They are well organized and know what they have to do.” “Sometimes they press high and they wait.
“When they played against Man City they attacked, but attacked just three times, not 20.”
“They know what they have and what they need to do, they are doing well as a team.”
“They are newly promoted like us and Brighton.”