‘There’s no free lunch’ in the Championship - Bilić

Slaven Bilić insists “there’s no free lunch” in the Sky Bet Championship after his side drew 2-2 with strugglers Barnsley at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies extended their unbeaten home record to 13 games having been 2-0 down to the league’s bottom side for much of the encounter.

Conor Townsend and Filip Krovinović gave Albion fresh impetus in a second half which saw Albion fight back to earn a point late on.

Bilić was pleased with his side’s turnaround and says no game is a gimme in England’s second tier.

“There’s no such thing as a free lunch in life or in the Championship,” said Bilić. “That is why I think this is a fantastic point for us.

“The message at half-time was for everybody to calm down. Although we started quite well after ten minutes we were rushing things, trying to play the killer pass too early, trying to play sexy football.

“The key for the second half was not to concede because that would have been game over. I’m very, very pleased that the players kept their concentration and their shape. By doing that I was always confident we would create opportunities or force errors.”

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