Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner admitted his side lacked a cutting edge in the final third after their 2-0 defeat at Stoke City. The Terriers made an early exit from the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night, crashing out at the bet365 Stadium to Championship side Stoke after a goal by Saido Berahino and a spectacular own goal from debutant Juninho Bacuna.
Wagner, who made wholesale changes to his side following Saturday’s goalless draw with Cardiff City, has admitted the lack of clinical finishing was the most disappointing element of Tuesday’s defeat in Staffordshire.
“In general it’s a disappointing evening because we’re out of the competition,” Wagner said. “We made so many mistakes in possession and the quality wasn’t there in the final third.
“I’ve got no complaints. I’ll always back my players if they work hard, but we have to improve the quality.
“We made the changes because we wanted fresh legs and to give other players an opportunity to play.”