Huddersfield Town promoted to Premier League: David Wagner ‘in fairy tale’
Huddersfield Town head coach David Wagner said he was “in a fairy tale” after seeing his side clinch promotion to the Premier League at Wembley.
Town beat Reading in a dramatic penalty shootout in the Championship play-off final on Monday to reach the top flight for the first time since 1972.
“I’m so happy and so proud of my players, the whole town and every employee of the club,” Wagner said.
“The players have gone from heroes to legends during these play-offs.”
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‘Experience isn’t everything’
Wagner, who took Huddersfield from 19th last season to fifth in 2016-17, felt the club’s rise to the Premier League could almost be labelled a work of fiction.
But the former Borussia Dortmund II boss said the desire of his players helped make promotion a reality.
“We said as a group we wanted to leave our comfort zone, because if we weren’t able to do that, we wouldn’t be competitive,” the German, 45, continued.