Joint-assistant head coach reacts to positive point
ALBION joint-assistant head coach David Kemp spoke to the written press following Saturday's 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur at The Hawthorns.
Kemp stepped in for Tony Pulis, who was feeling the effects of a virus, and conducted the club's post-match press conference.
Here's what he had to say...
On the display and Albion's current form
"We're pleased with the performance. We've gone behind again, as we did against West Ham and Arsenal, and we've come back with a good performance.
"You end up disappointed you haven't won, which we also felt at West Ham.
"We're pleased with the performances, obviously it's not part of the plan to go a goal down, but when you look at it, we're pleased with the comeback and to play well and take the game to these teams.
"Hopefully we can keep it going. We look like we've got a bit of energy in the team now, coming back when we're behind, it doesn't mean we're out of the game, we have the confidence to keep going.
"It's all good as far as we're concerned, we'd like a few more points out of these games but we've got five (from last three games) and it's on to the next one."
On Hugo Lloris' save to deny Jonas Olsson
"It was a fantastic save. It has kept them in the game. They beat us 3-0 last year and it looked very comfortable but he actually made two fantastic saves there as well. He probably likes coming here."
On James McClean
"He has been playing ever so well and goals are probably what he hasn't brought to the team. He got a terrific goal here and hopefully he can go on and score a few more.
"We've been very pleased with him. His performances have been excellent.
"He's been fantastic. I don't think anyone was doing somersaults when we signed him and felt he was going to have a big influence here but he has been tremendous.
"He's part of the group, sets the tone for the rest of the team with his energy and his performances have been top class."
On Jonny Evans
"He's been excellent since he's been here, he's been first class, a top-quality player.
"That's the third different position he's played in and he's been excellent in all three."