Slaven ‘not over the moon’, but accepts ‘good point’

Slaven Bilić says he’s not “over the moon” with Albion’s 1-1 draw against Brentford but admits it’s a “good point.”

The Baggies came from a goal behind to level in first-half stoppage time courtesy of Darnell Furlong’s headed equaliser against the in-form Bees.

And the boss says he is never happy with a draw, but acknowledges the value of the point.

“It was and wasn’t a game of two halves,” said Slaven. 

“They started better. We knew they had good players up front and a good mentality, they’re not afraid of making mistakes and through the first half they had those good transitions, they were very good in the pockets and it was a good result for us although we had the best chance in the second half from Kyle (Edwards).

“Then in the second half we reshaped how we defend, and I was very pleased with the way we played in the second half. The only thing that was missing was a winning goal and we’d done enough in the game, but we needed a bit more quality.

“It is a fair result and as I say I am never happy with a point but it’s a good point for us.

“I don’t want to talk about the first half of the season I’m only talking about this game. We knew they were going to have their moments and in the first half I expected that, but I expected us to put our stamp on this game from the beginning like it’s our turf. We didn’t do it. We’ve done it occasionally but not enough. Very difficult game, they were good opponents, are we over the moon? No we’re not, but well done to the boys.”

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