Jorgensen didn’t want to leave the field
HUDDERSFIELD Town centre back Mathias ‘Zanka’ Jorgensen didn’t want to leave the field after the Terriers’ 1-0 win over Watford .
Tom Ince settled the tie for the hosts in stoppage time, with his short-range finish massively boosting Town’s hopes of Premier League survival.
After the match, there were scenes of wild celebration around the John Smith’s Stadium, with the players, fans and backroom staff all know how big those three points could be in Tow’s quest to secure a second season in the top tier.
And Denmark international Zanka, who was man of the match on the day, admitted he didn’t want to leave the turf after the vital victory.
He said: “I’m still buzzing - I feel like it’s been coming.
“We’ve been performing well and we’ve been waiting for a moment like this.
“For it to come in stoppage time on a sunny day in Yorkshire - it couldn’t be more picturesque.
He added: “I don’t even want to go home.
“You want to just feed off the energy that is here - I wanted to stay out on the field if it was possible!
Zanka was monumental at the back for Town, but also played a large part in the Terriers’ winner, picking out Ince for the crucial strike.
On the goal, he said: “I know Lolo [Laurent Depoitre] is a big handful so I just thought ‘if I run off him it might bounce down to him or me’.
“And it did, but it was too tight an angle for me to do anything with it and I thought ‘my left foot is so slow I might telegraph it, so let me whip it with my right’ and hope that someone is in that hole if I get it past Daryl Janmaat.
“It did and from then on it just felt like slow motion until Incey touched the ball because you felt like it could be it.
“He met it great with an opportunistic run – it was awesome.” ■■Mohamed Diame has warned that Newcastle are not done yet after effectively securing their Premier League status for another season.
The Magpies, who found themselves in the thick of a relegation battle after going nine games without a league win as 2017 drew to a close, sit 10th in the table after Sunday’s 2-1 victory over Arsenal, their fourth in succession.
However, far from patting themselves on the back, midfielder Diame and his teammates are looking to add to their tally of 41 points with next weekend’s opponents Everton in ninth and eighth-placed Leicester now in their sights.
Diame said: “We’re still going to try to finish as high as possible in the table.
“As I have said before, we have to enjoy winning for a few days, but after that, focus on the next task in hand.
“We have to start work again this week and look to Everton.”