Pulis & Evans Reflect On Huddersfield Loss
Head coach Tony Pulis and Jonny Evans have both reflected on West Bromwich Albion's defeat to Huddersfield Town at the weekend.
Heading to the John Smith's Stadium for the tie, the hosts took victory with a 30 yarder two minutes before the break as that proved enough to separate the sides.
Speaking to wba.co.uk as he met with the media following the game, Pulis was naturally disappointed with the loss but he knew we had to take it on the chin as a moment of magic decided the game.
Those in attendance may well feel differently as whilst the stats were close, Huddersfield ended the game at ten men and we still couldn't find a way through.
'I didn`t think there was much in it first half. It`s a wondergoal and you can`t do anything about it. We think the free-kick should have gone our way in the build up to their goal. I`m right behind it as he strikes it and it`s actually going wide but it then bends in.'
Pulis went on to say.
'Huddersfield defended fantastically. We`ve got to keep going and keep our chins up. You`ve got to take it on the chin. We could certainly do with a break but that`s football.'
In Evans' own post game interview, he acknowledged the disappointment of the fans during our current winless run but he did point out how everyone appreciates their support.
'Obviously the supporters are disappointed - it`s difficult for them because they haven`t seen a win in a while, especially on the road. But they clapped us off the pitch at the end and that was good to see. Maybe we were unfortunate. Their keeper made a few good saves at the end which was important for them as they were determined to hang on to it.'
Ending with a man advantage, he went on to say.
'When they went down to 10 men we knew we could overload them but maybe we should have done a bit better creating some chances early on. We could have won the game but their keeper has pulled off some good saves and that`s the way it goes sometimes. It`s been difficult because it`s been a while since we`ve had a win. It`s now about keeping our heads up and carrying on, we`ve got the international break now and then two tough games against Chelsea and Spurs. You can come up with a lot of cliches at a time like this but we`ve just got to keep going and keep working at it.'