Huddersfield Town manager Jan Siewert insists that his team will go for it this Saturday against Newcastle.
The Terriers are rock bottom of the Premier League, and need to pick up points soon if they have any chance of survival. Staying in the division already looks almost impossible, with Huddersfield 14 points adrift.
Siewert is yet to get his first win since replacing David Wagner, but his side did play well in defeat last time out against Arsenal.
Huddersfield will attack Newcastle
Ahead of the game, the German boss has commented on how his side will go about their business.
“In our situation, we must win games and the more people we get into the opposition box, the bigger the threat we are,” the manager told the Examiner.
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“What I have seen from the players – in training and in the games – makes me positive.”
It is no surprise that Siewert plans for his team to be offensive at St James’ Park. They need wins to survive.
However, this brand of football might play into Rafa Benitez’s hands.
Huddersfield struggled to break Newcastle down earlier in the season, and a brilliant counter-attacking display saw the Magpies take all three points.
If the Terriers intend to go for it on Saturday, then they may leave gaps for Newcastle to exploit. Space in behind is an absolute dream for players with the pace that Miguel Almiron possesses.
Huddersfield will not be an easy game for Newcastle, but it is one we expect to win. We have become a very solid defensive unit once again, and should have enough to keep a less than inspiring Huddersfield attack at bay.
If they go all guns blazing and throw players forward, we must make sure they pay on the counter-attack.