Carlos Corberán ‘focusing on positives’ ahead of Watford clash

An image of Carlos Corberán talking during a press conference

Carlos Corberán says Albion will put the “pain” of Wednesday night behind them and focus on the positives ahead of their Sky Bet Championship match against Watford.

The Baggies travel to Vicarage Road on Monday evening (ko 8pm) looking to bounce back from Blackburn’s late midweek equaliser, which forced them into taking a frustrating 1-1 draw rather than claim all three points.

And the Head Coach is choosing to be optimistic as he prepares his side for Slaven Bilić’s play-off chasing Hornets.

 “We felt pain after the game on Wednesday because the feeling was that we lost two points, rather than gained one,” said Corberán.

“But we have been focusing on the positives from that performance. There were many things that the team did well.

“When you are playing in a league like the Championship, there is no doubt that there are two key words that we need to manage – 'insist' and 'resist'.

“Now is the moment to insist on the things that we are doing well, and of course to keep growing each game.

“But it is true that we need to learn from Blackburn’s late goal. To learn how to better manage some minutes in the game.

“Sometimes you achieve different results away than you do at home, sometimes you get the same results. I can tell you that we are never going to do anything other than try our best.

“What we are always going to do, is perform at the best level we can perform. Because then we will be closer to achieving the result that we want to achieve.”

Carlos also reserved praise for former Albion boss Bilić, who he will go head-to-head with in Hertfordshire.

“The work that he (Bilić) did here was amazing work,” added Corberán.

“He did something that is very difficult to achieve, so I have full respect for someone like him of course.

“Watford are a very good team. They were in the Premier League last year. It is going to be a very, very good test.

“Every single game is a motivation for me. I don’t find any type of difference between matches.

“Always, I find reasons to play like it is the most important game of my life. This one is the same."