And skipper apologises for Carrow Road performance
CHRIS Brunt says the players are ‘embarrassed’ by their display in yesterday’s 4-0 defeat by Norwich at Carrow Road.
The Baggies suffered their biggest loss of the campaign in East Anglia – as the hosts secured Barclays Premier League survival in front of a boisterous sell-out crowd.
But Albion’s skipper offered no excuses following the game.
“We’re not disappointed – more like a little embarrassed,” said Brunt.
“We didn’t create much and every time Norwich went forward they looked like scoring.
“We simply weren’t good enough.
“It’s not like us at all.
“We haven’t been like it all season.
“Norwich played like a team who needed to win and they got what they deserved.
“They were miles better than us.
“Four goals didn’t really flatter them.
“We had a lot of fans who made a lot of effort to go all the way over there.
“We let the fans down and we let ourselves down.”
Steve Clarke’s men remain eighth in the Premier League table with 48 points from 37 fixtures.
The Northern Ireland international believes Sunday was also an opportunity missed in terms of meeting the team’s targets.
“We have been talking all season about getting 50 points and making sure we get eighth place,” added Brunt.
“It was a good chance to come and cement both of those targets.
“But we were poor from start to finish.
“They were first to everything.
“We never got going.”