Huddersfield clinch Premier League promotion

Ross Houston
May 31, 2017

"I have proved myself at this level, I have scored over 50 goals in the last few years and I believe I have what it takes to have a bite of the cherry in the Premier League".

But the huge boost to their bank balance pales in comparison to the lifetime of memories Huddersfield's players and supporters will take from their promotion triumph and next season's unexpected place among the Premier League aristocracy.

Jaap Stam, the Reading manager, was disappointed after the game, but he said to the media that this is a part of the life and that always there has to be a victor and the ones who lose. We put so much effort into the whole season. They creep in but I just try and keep talking positive to myself and say you're going to put it in.

Reading manager Jaap Stam is reluctant to think about the prospect of chasing promotion to the Premier League again after falling short in the Championship play-off final. "We worked our way through it, got to penalties, and then basically it's a lottery". "They knew what they needed to do, they knew there was possibility that they could miss - that happens in football - and unfortunately Huddersfield won". I can't describe my feeling at the minute. I'm sure we will be stronger.

Wagner's compatriot Michael Hefele, who was signed from Dynamo Dresden in July a year ago, said for such a club to be in the Premier League was surreal. Now, they will be competing against the elite teams in England. "The good players do that".

As the second half played out, it became scrappy and there were clear signs of nerves as both teams committed needless fouls.

But now that the dust has settled and Huddersfield have been confirmed as the final addition to the 2017/18 Premier League season, we've been reminded of the highlight of Monday's game. "It is a long season and you want players that want to get the maximum out of their careers". "You usually need three or four years to do what we've done", said the charismatic Wagner who was part of Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp's coaching staff at Borussia Dortmund before making the switch to Huddersfield.

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