Carlos Corberán talks Terriers test & 'positive' Huddersfield memories

Carlos Corberán in a coat looking to his left

Carlos Corberán says he’s looking forward to returning to a club where he had plenty of “positive moments”, but insists he’s fully focused on ensuring West Bromwich Albion earn an encouraging result at Huddersfield Town on Sunday.

The Baggies boss was in charge at the John Smith’s Stadium between July 2020 and July 2022, guiding the Terriers to a third-place finish and the Sky Bet Championship final at Wembley in the 2021/22 campaign.

Huddersfield are at the opposite end of the division heading into this weekend’s clash, while Albion sit inside the top six.

Corberán spoke incredibly highly of his time in Yorkshire to the media during his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon, but also stressed his desire to go back to familiar surroundings and add three points to his current club’s tally.

Carlos Corberán sat in a dugout in a Huddersfield coat
The Albion chief spent two years with Sunday's hosts

Carlos said: “When you spend two years working for one club and you manage 102 games for them, it means you have been part of the past of the club and the club has been part of your past.

“It’s going to be the first time I have managed against them at their stadium since leaving.

“I had a lot of positive moments at Huddersfield, but I am fully focused on West Bromwich Albion and the job we have ahead of us.

“No matter who we play against, I always want to achieve three points and defend my club.

Carlos Corberán shouting on the touchline with his arm in the air

“We want to go there and win but we know we’re going to be in for another battle. We have to be ready for that if we want to achieve a good result.

“I expect them to compete in the same way they have been competing in recent weeks, which has been very well in a number of ways.

“If you watched the last game they played at home against Leeds, that shows me it’s going to be a real battle and a really competitive game.

“Huddersfield have only lost three of their last 11 games at home and that shows how difficult it is to play away from home in football.

“It also shows how difficult it is to face certain teams when momentum is with them.”

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