Carlos Corberán determined to return to winning ways at home

Carlos Corberan talks to journalists in a press conference

Carlos Corberán says Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Millwall is a long-awaited opportunity to get back to winning ways at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies suffered a rare home defeat to Huddersfield Town three weeks ago, just their third in 19 matches under the Spaniard in B71 since his arrival in October 2022.

Albion head into the encounter with the Lions following consecutive draws on their travels at Bristol City on Saturday and then Watford on Wednesday.

And the boss insists the players will arrive at The Hawthorns full of “desire” to achieve three points at the Shrine.

Carlos said: “Saturday presents us with an opportunity to bounce back after losing our last home match to Huddersfield.

“It’s been a long wait for us because after that game we had the international break and then two away games.

“We managed to get two draws in those two away matches but that means that we haven’t won any of the last three. We are all here to win football matches and that is our main objective every time we step out onto the pitch.

“We have to arrive with the full desire to achieve what we couldn’t achieve in our previous games.

“It’s true that since I have been working here we have managed to get some really good results at home. For all the thousands of fans who are coming to the stadium every week to support us, the win is the best thing we can give to them.

“We want them to enjoy their weekends and to make them feel proud of their team.

“It’s important to win games at home, but it’s important to win games in general.”

Opponents Millwall have had a mixed start to the campaign, winning one, drawing one and losing one of their three away games in the second tier so far in 2023/24.

The Lions narrowly missed out on the top six last season and have finished inside the top half of the division in five of the last six years.

Corberán says the Baggies need to be ready to face a team who have plenty of quality and physical power.

“They are one team who have a really good balance in their group and they can mix things up.

“The have speed in attack and they have powerful players at the back. They use set-pieces really well and they have a lot of very dangerous players in those situations.

Gary Rowett's Millwall are the latest visitors to The Hawthorns

“They are a really competitive team and they will use their strength as a physical team to try and come to The Hawthorns and take three points.

“They have lots of quality in their team and they are a very dangerous attacking team.

“It’s going to be another really difficult test, just like Bristol City was and just like Watford was. This is the Championship this year and this is what we are up against. It’s the challenge we have to tackle, but we enjoy the challenge.

“The Championship is amazing this year and it’s important to value every single point that you take and every win that you secure.

“The difference this year between all the teams is very, very small.”

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