Michael Hefele says Huddersfield Town are determined to provide more excitement for their fans as they take on Newcastle United.
The big German defender made his debut as a substitute for the last six minutes of the midweek EFL Cup loss at Shrewsbury, having watched the victorious Championship kick-off against Brentford from the bench.
The 25-year-old former Dynamo Dresden captain is itching to get a first start for his new club but says the focus within the squad hasn’t changed from day one of pre-season training.
“We are a team together,” said Hefele, who captained his side to promotion last term.
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“The players on the bench, the players on the pitch and the players in the squad are all together with the staff and the supporters – and that’s how you achieve success.
“I was a little bit sad not to be in the team so far, but it’s a long season and everybody will get their chance.
“Of course you want to play every game, but you can only have 11 on the pitch.
“I know from last year that the important thing is to remain totally focused, both on the pitch and off it.
“It’s a good life but it’s all about football and that’s why we are here.”
Hefele – who marked Town’s first three points by inviting Elias Kachunga and Ivan Paurevic round for dinner at his Mirfield home – says the win against Brentford was just a small step in the season and Town have to deliver again, especially after slipping up against Shrewsbury.
“We’ve had unbelievable support so far and everyone is excited for the #WagnerRevolution,” he added.
“It’s a whole new chapter for Huddersfield Town because the German has made a lot of new things, for the foreign players a well and it’s very good for the supporters.
“They are all excited and we want them to stay excited about what we are doing and how we are playing. Then people will come more.
“It will be another fantastic atmosphere, like the one we had against Brentford, and as a player you dream of these big games.
“I am born to play in front of these big crowds but, having taken a small step with the very important win against Brentford, we know we have to step up and keep stepping up.”