Connect with us

AFP

Cheers! Wagner lets Huddersfield stars toast survival


London (AFP) – Huddersfield manager David Wagner revealed his players have demanded a boozy bus ride home after sealing their Premier League survival.

Wagner’s side can look forward to an unexpected second season among the English elite after battling for a 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Wednesday.

Laurent Depoitre’s opener for Huddersfield was cancelled out by Marcos Alonso’s equaliser, but the visitors fought tooth and nail to hold onto their precious point.

Huddersfield, promoted from the Championship last term, are guaranteed to avoid relegation with one game to spare.

Wagner was thrown into the air by his jubilant players during a wild celebration after the final whistle and the party mood was set to continue all night.

Rather than fly back to Yorkshire as planned, Wagner told reporters that his team told him they wanted to drive home to allow them time for a celebratory beer or two.

“More than one!” he said when asked how many drinks they would be allowed.

“I never doubted their mental strength. We were everything but a Premier League club last summer but we have given it a go. 

“We have showed everybody that we are humble but we are ambitious. That is the town, and the club.”

200+ Channels With Sports & News
  • Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
  • Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
  • Includes NBC, USA, FOX, ESPN, CBSSN & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
  • Price: $69.99/mo. for Entertainment package
  • Watch World Cup, Euro 2024 & MLS
  • Includes ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 + local channels
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
  • Price: $6.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
  • Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
  • Also includes daily ESPN FC news & highlights show
2,000+ soccer games per year
  • Price: $4.99/mo
  • Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
  • Includes CBS, Star Trek & CBS Sports HQ
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
  • Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
  • Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
  • Includes Premier League TV channel plus movies, TV shows & more

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

More in AFP

Translate »