Riga accuses ‘over confident’ Pool

Huddersfield Town's Jack Robinson battles with Blackpool's Formose Mendy
Huddersfield Town's Jack Robinson battles with Blackpool's Formose Mendy
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Blackpool boss Jose Riga said his side may have been over confident ahead of their hammering at Huddersfield.

Grant Holt scored the opening goal against Pool, before Huddersfield went 3-0 up after 16 minutes thanks to a quick-fire double from Harry Bunn.

Tony McMahon and Donervon Daniels struck back for Blackpool to make things nervy at the John Smith’s Stadium, before Jacob Butterfield made sure of the win for the Terriers.

And after winning last time out against Cardiff, boss Riga thinks Pool maybe thought they were better than they are.

“Sometimes you get into the wrong mindset and are over-confident,” he said.

“People were surprised in the week when I said this would be our most difficult game after the win.

“Sometimes it happens that you think in your mind it is done, but in the Championship it is never done.”

Huddersfield boss Chris Powell was left understandably purring by his side’s display in the opening half an hour, before two Blackpool sucker punches on the stroke of half time brought them back into the equation.

“I thought the first 35 minutes were the best we have played all season. We were outstanding and it could have been four or five,” Powell said. “We just switched off towards the end of the half and my team talk changed.”

The Huddersfield boss reserved special praise for Bunn and Sean Scannell, who created both his goals, and said: “I am driving them forward and challenging them in training. I want to get the best out of them.

“If Sean keeps playing like that he will be the first name on the team sheet.”