Huddersfield midfielder Smith disappointed with West Ham loss


David Wagner, The Terriers head coach, believes that the players played a big part in their downfall at the London Stadium, he felt that town were not courageous enough when on the ball. It was a deserved result, we were second best in more or less every area. My players can play football today we haven't shown it and this is what we have to make better, we have to be fearless we have to more confident on the ball.

"I'm disappointed because this was a defeat where we played a big part in it", said Wagner, adding that his side "were not fearless enough and confident enough".

He was quoted by the BBC, saying: "If everyone was on it like [defender] Christopher Schindler was today, we would have had a better chance to get a result".

Wagner added: "Of course, you can always steal a lucky point in football but performance-wise we were not good enough". We looked like a promoted team with some nerves we have shown, especially with the ball.

Speaking on Thursday, the German boss said: I will let the players know that they can write history in the Premier League at Huddersfield Town. "We made so many unforced errors today".

Meanwhile, Wagner's side are only the second newly-promoted team not to concede a goal in their first three Premier League matches.

After the game, Bilic told Sky Sports: "I am happy for the lads, I am happy for the whole club".

The Huddersfield boss admitted that his players "looked nervous" and "were not fearless enough" during their 2-0 defeat on Saturday, adding "we have to be better than this".

"Today we have seen what happens if we are not fearless enough and this is what we have to do better".