"Then when we played them in the FA Cup, I had chance to speak about him with Pep Guardiola".
Sunday's stalemate means Sheffield Wednesday are unbeaten in eight matches against their Yorkshire rivals, dating back to November 2013.
Sheffield Wednesday take on Huddersfield at Hillsborough on Wednesday, May 17. That, as it turned out, was as close as Huddersfield got.
But Wagner, who snubbed an approach from Wolfsburg earlier in the campaign, is said to be eyeing his next move - with Hoffenheim allegedly keen.
Those hunting bigger odds can take a home win with under 2.5 goals at 14/5 (3.80), a selection that would have won in both the regular season meetings between these sides as well as each of the four aforementioned Huddersfield away defeats to the top six.
As Dortmund II coach under Jurgen Klopp, Wagner is something of a disciple of the Liverpool boss and his "gegenpressing" style.
The second period followed an identical pattern, with the hosts in control and finally they tested Westwood in the Wednesday goal 10 minutes after the restart. The Owls were last relegated from the Premier League in 2000, while the Terriers have not returned since being demoted from the old First Division 45 years ago.
"I'd be wasting my energy thinking about whether we'd be competitive in the Premier League".
Although the Portuguese boss' work still has its detractors.
Huddersfield nearly landed an early goal when Wednesday defender Glenn Loovens failed to clear Wells's header and the ball landed to Brown eight yards out, but his shot skimmed the bar.
Wednesday are chasing a second successive play-off final while Huddersfield have been the division's surprise package, even to Wagner, after four bottom-half finishes. He played like a team worker against Huddersfield.
Danny Ward comes back in for Huddersfield, otherwise David Wagner is expected to name the same team as that drew in the first leg.
It was as much as Carlos Carvalhal's men could muster, though, despite the introduction of former Terrier Jordan Rhodes, with the Owls holding on to leave the semi-final well poised heading into the second leg on Wednesday at Hillsborough.
Huddersfield were held to a goalless draw at home in the first leg and head to South Yorkshire in good spirits although Wells believes his side need to be far more ruthless in front of goal.