Club News

Krovinovic – Starts breed confidence

21st February

Filip Krovinović believes regular starts have given him the confidence to flourish in Slaven Bilić’s side since the turn of the year.

The Croatian playmaker, who joined the Baggies on a season-long loan from Portuguese giants Benfica in the summer, has been one of the stand-out performers over the course of the last two months.

Filip has started the last six games in all competitions with Albion claiming Sky Bet Championship victories over Luton, Millwall and Reading, as well as an impressive 1-0 win at West Ham United in the Emirates FA Cup during that time.

And Krovinović hopes to prolong his stay in the starting XI and continue to have a positive impact on the Club’s results with the final stretch of the season in sight.

“I’m feeling very good and happy. We are doing a very good job. I hope we continue to win games until the end of the season. That is our target,” said Filip.

“I think even the best players in the world need games and to be playing all the time to reach their best levels.

“It gives you confidence and I’m that type of player that gets plenty of confidence from playing regualr games.

“It has helped me a lot, starting games, and I hope that I can stay in the team until the end of the season.

“I have seen a few messages from supporters on social media, but if I am honest I don’t really look too much. My brother has sent me some across so I am aware of the messages from the fans when they are talking about my performances.

“I will let the fans decide if these last few months have been my best since joining on loan, it’s not up to me to decide. I will leave that to the fans and the people who enjoy watching football.

“But what I will say is that I’m very happy with the way I am playing and the fact that I am helping the team. I want that to continue until the end of our season.”

The Baggies return to Sky Bet Championship action at Bristol City on Saturday having taken 10 points from the last 12 on offer.

Krovinović believes his side are getting back to their best and is keen to help Albion pick up a similar result to the one they secured back in November against the Robins.

“We are back on track and I hope that continues until the end of the season.

“We have already shown that in the last few games and I hope we can show that on Saturday at Bristol City and then in the next two home games.

“When we played them at home we won the game and we could have scored more goals.

“I hope we can have a repeat scoreline. I don’t think we should be afraid of them but we should have respect for them, of course.

“We should believe in ourselves because we have big quality.

“It’s a very important game and that is all we are focused on right now.”

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