Huddersfield Town’s relegation from the Premier League is becoming increasingly inevitable with each passing week. The Terriers are stranded at the bottom of the table, fifteen points off safety with just eight games left to play.
It has been a struggle for the Yorkshire club all season and now the squad look bereft of confidence.
Manager Jan Siewert will endeavour to keep his squad motivated for the remainder of the campaign, and until relegation is a mathematical certainty he shall continue to hold out for a miracle. However, the German coach is also keenly aware of his team’s shortcomings.
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Siewert has recently publicly highlighted Huddersfield’s greatest flaw.
In his press conference on Thursday, as quoted by The Examiner, Siewert said: “I think it’s important to know you cannot just win games with fight but we do have to fight. The team [has won] just four games in a year and there are reasons for it and we have to find solutions for it. We have to score goals.”
Siewert’s assessment of the Terriers’ greatest shortcoming is accurate. Huddersfield have been woeful in front of goal all season. They only have fifteen league strikes to their name, by far the worst return in the top flight.
Their top scorer is centre-back Zanka, with just three Premier League goals. Centre-forward Steve Mounie has only netted twice in twenty-five outings, as per Transfermarkt’s stats.
A lack of firepower has crippled the club. Until Siewert’s side discover a cutting edge at the John Smith’s Stadium, then the only way is down.