Brandon Thomas-Asante on ‘incredible’ moment in Stoke success

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Brandon Thomas-Asante admitted he “couldn’t even explain” his spectacular overhead kick goal in Albion’s 2-0 win over Stoke on Saturday afternoon.

The Baggies striker delighted the huge Hawthorns crowd with his superb second-half strike, which rounded-off the triumph following Kyle Bartley’s earlier opener.

And Brandon was buzzing after the game when he spoke to WBA TV.

“I’ve actually been having a few conversations with my friends, like Grady (Diangana), Daryl (Dike) and my family, just about trying to get to the point where I can express myself more and play how I like to play.

“I’m happy that I got a moment in, or a few moments in today, that show what I like to do.

“I couldn’t even explain it (the goal), to be fair. It’s an instinct. Sometimes I might stop myself from doing it, but I think the more and more as a player you can free yourself up, you can really enjoy it. But thanks to God because I just felt like it was from him.

“The reaction, the way the stadium was, and the fans today – it was incredible. I’m just happy that I could put smiles on faces and pay back a bit of the support that I’ve had.

“Everyone’s just been so supportive and that’s all you can ask for as a player. For all the time that I’m here I just want to continue to repay that.

“There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes which is credit to the manager and the boys to set the standards throughout the week. It’s not today that we come and snatch a lucky one. It takes a lot of preparation.

“I feel like the boys definitely deserved it, and I’m really enjoying playing in the team. There’s a lot of quality but a lot of hard work as well. I think that will put us in a good position.

“I know we had a tough start to the season for whatever reason. But with this mentality now, we can see what the next half of the season brings.

“Since the manager has come in, it’s been a tee-up period for the rest of the season. Obviously we’re not where we want to be, still. Our eyes are set on higher places. But for now, it’s really allowed us to be like a new animal come the restart of the season.

“We really want to go and repay all the support, because when results aren’t going how we like, I feel like there’s a lot of empathy from the fans.

“We’re so grateful that they continue to support. And hopefully we can repay that now.”

Watch the full WBA TV interview above.