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Wagner laments ‘worst’ defensive performance of season after 3-0 Watford loss

David Wagner saw his Huddersfield Town team sink to the bottom of the Premier League after a 3-0 defeat at Watford on Saturday.

The Terriers were unlucky to come away with nothing from their fixture with Liverpool last weekend and they would have been looking to build on the back of such a spirited performance.

Instead Wagner felt that Huddersfield’s loss to the Hornets was actually his side’s worst defensive showing in this campaign so far.

“Defensively this was not the performance we wanted,” Wagner told BBC’s MOTD.

“We didn’t look solid, stable or compact. In open play we were not aggressive enough or make them uncomfortable. Defensively we were not good enough to collect points, you have to use your opportunities and we have not done that today.’’

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“We did not play on our level, this was not the level we need to collect some points. We looked good with the ball, created dangerous moments but did not take our opportunities.

“It was a top performance by Ben Foster, he had the luck as well when we hit the bar. I am disappointed because in recent weeks we had defended better, but it was our worst performance defensively for a while. We created chances but didn’t have the luck when we hit the bar. If we want to collect points we have to do well offensively and defensively.

Huddersfield have two home games coming up over the next two weeks, the first of which is already shaping up to be a relegation six-pointer.

“Next week against Fulham is a belter and an opportunity that we have to use.”

Fulham sit in 18th place with five points after ten games following their 3-0 defeat to Watford on Saturday.

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