BOAZ Myhill admits Albion have not started the campaign as well as they might have hoped – but insists his team-mates have the self-belief to bounce back when they return to domestic action in just under a fortnight.
The 30-year-old keeper made only his second Barclays Premier League appearance of 2013 as the Baggies fell to a 2-0 defeat by Swansea at The Hawthorns yesterday - with Ben Foster continuing his rehabilitation from a foot injury.
And Myhill, who will now report for international duty ahead of Wales’ World Cup qualifiers against Macedonia on Friday and Serbia four days later, believes the Baggies will come back fighting when they take on Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday week.
“We’re aware it’s a disappointing start to the season but we have confidence in ourselves,” said Myhill.
“We know we can improve.
“We need to put the bad start behind us.
“You can either dwell on things or try to put them right.
“We’re disappointed we conceded two goals at home yesterday and it’s even more disappointing that we’re not scoring or creating enough chances.
“I think confidence is a good commodity in football.
“I think when the first goals and points come there will be a snowball effect.
“We have stuff we need to work on and address and we will do that.
“We didn’t have the answers yesterday.
“We have a couple of weeks to reflect on this.
“We need to come back fighting and ready to go when we play at Fulham.
“We have finished in the upper reaches of the league for the last three seasons so we have belief in ourselves."
In Foster’s absence, Myhill hopes to give a good account of himself over the coming weeks, but the former Hull City player is adamant the performances of the team are more important.
“Everyone at the club is gutted for Ben because he has worked really hard over the summer," he added.
“He had got himself unbelievably fit and he looked really sharp.
“It is a chance for me to show what I can do but, more importantly, we’ve got to show what we can do as a group.
“I need to do myself justice like I did when I stepped in last year.
“At the moment everything else is irrelevant.
“It’s about winning sooner rather than later.
“We need to roll our sleeves up and collect as many points as we can.”