Jan Siewert says he is disappointed after Huddersfield Town’s relegation to the Championship was confirmed on Saturday. The Terriers’ 2-0 defeat at Crystal Palace, along with wins for Southampton and Burnley, condemned the West Yorkshire outfit to play their football in England’s second tier next season.
Huddersfield are 19 points adrift of safety, with just 18 points left to play for, and have become just the second club in Premier League history to be relegated in the month of March. Speaking after the defeat at Selhurst Park, Siewert was understandably in a sombre mood after watching his side go down.
“It is hard to say what I am feeling, disappointment, of course. It sums the season up that a penalty decides the direction. I haven’t counted but we’ve conceded maybe eight to 10 penalties this season,” he told Match of the Day.
“When you go into the dressing room at half-time and get applause from the opponent you must have done something right. But it is not enough to win games in the Premier League. “For me, in life, there is failure and success and it belongs together, as a club we have to learn from the failures.
The performance proved it in a way, we’ve got to go through all the details and come back strong. “I don’t want to talk about those failures publicly but it is important to learn as a club and this club is willing to do it. Thank you to all those who support us at home and here today in London.”