HOSTILE CROWDS INSPIRE TERRIER CHRIS
HUDDERSFIELD Town’s record signing Christopher Schindler is loving life in the Championship and admits the hostile crowds are bringing out the best in him.
The 26-year-old defender joined the Terriers from 1860 Munich for £1.6m this summer and has been everpresent in their climb to the summit of the table after eight rounds of league action.
The German centre-back is enjoying the David Wagner revolution and the sparkling atmosphere of the Championship.
“The fans feel much closer here,” he said.
“You can hear your supporters singing and often the other fans screaming at you.
“This motivates me. I want to be focused and show I am strong enough to cope with anything they say to try to put me off.
“I want to show I can handle it and play my game.”
Schindler’s boss, Wagner, says the febrile atmosphere created by the Terriers faithful has been a key factor in their storming start to the season.
Not to mention the hard work put in by his squad in pre-season that ensured they hit the ground running in the new campaign.
“Our fans play a very important role,” said the head coach.
“It’s great to be taking so many on a long trip.
“Hopefully, we can give them reason to be proud by delivering on the pitch.
“Work is central to everything we do. We are a working club, a fighting club, and this is what the players are showing this season. They work hard at their jobs and for each other.
“In our system, all players are both attackers and defenders, and this takes work. When an opponent has the ball, I ask players to work as hard as possible to get it back.
“When we have the ball, they must be brave and want possession.”
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