Steve Mounie refusing to panic


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Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie says his team cannot afford to panic as they try to avoid relegation from the Premier League in 2019.

The Terriers are the favourites to go down this season and they are as short as 1.08 to drop back into the second tier.

David Wagner’s men remain bottom of the league after their eighth straight defeat came at the hands of Burnley on Wednesday night.

Mounie scored his first goal of the season but it was not enough to stop the rot. Huddersfield are now eight points from safety and no club in Premier League history has survived with fewer points.

However, Mounie insists his miraculous escape with Nimes during the 2015-16 season has given him hope. He told the Huddersfield Examiner: “We are in the race to stay in the league and eight points is only three wins and there’s 17 games left.

“I lived something worse in my career. I was on loan in Nimes when we started the season with minus eight.

“We were in a real struggle. We struggled in December and we stayed up in the end. For me it looks like the same situation. We made it when I was in Nimes so why can we not make it here?

“I will give my experience and my advice of what I lived before and try to help the team face this challenge.

There are plenty of points to collect so before it is mathematically done for me there is hope.

“After the game the manager said we have to keep going. Obviously it’s not done and if it’s not done you cannot give up now. As long as there are points to collect we will try to collect them.”

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