David Wagner believes Huddersfield will avoid relegation from the Premier League, with 11 games for the Terriers to save their top-flight status.
After such a bright start to the campaign, when they recorded four wins in their first five games, Town have seen themselves slip to just one place and one point outside the bottom three.
It’s just one win in their last nine league games, but that success did come in their last match – a 4-1 thumping of Bournemouth – a result Wagner hopes they can build on.
The German insists he is “very proud” of what his players have achieved this term, in what he describes as “difficult circumstances”.
Wagner stated: “We know that we have a chance to stay up and I think the most important thing will be how we deal with defeats because we’ll have some defeats in the next 11 games.
“There are fixtures that are more winnable than others and maybe our advantage is that we are so calm and so clear in our head.”
There’s a huge game facing Huddersfield this weekend, as the Terriers make the journey to the Midlands to face West Brom at the Hawthorns.
The Baggies are currently bottom, with 20 points from 27 games, but a win over Huddersfield will move Alan Pardew’s men to within four points of the Yorkshire club and give the hosts renewed hope.
West Brom have lost their last three Premier League games – against Man City, Southampton and Chelsea – and are in danger of being cut adrift in an incredibly tight battle to avoid the drop.
The reverse fixture ended in a 1-0 win for Huddersfield back in November, with Rajiv van La Parra scoring the only goal at the John Smith’s Stadium.