Huddersfield boss David Wagner says he has to take the blame for the club’s struggles this season.
The Terriers are rock bottom of the Premier League table with just 10 points from 21 games so far.
Huddersfield are eight points adrift of safety but Wagner insists they haven’t given up hope of retaining their Premier League status for another season.
The German says the players have to step up, but as the manager he feels he has to take full responsibility for their poor campaign.
“I like to put smiles on people’s faces, like we have done over the last three years and a couple of months,” he told reporters.
“I’m not able to deliver this right now and this does not satisfy me. “I feel the responsibility for this. The truth is I’m not happy. I have not delivered what I expect and this means I have to turn this around.
“I think in general we all have to be disappointed. No-one can raise their hand and say ‘this is one of the greatest seasons I’ve ever had’.
“No one player, not me, and not one of our backroom staff. This does not mean we are not able and not desperate to change this.”
Huddersfield travel to relegation rivals Cardiff on Saturday and are 3.40 to secure all three points. A win for the Bluebirds is 2.30 and a draw can be backed at 3.20.