Carlos Corberán says he’s desperately frustrated his side didn’t leave Swansea City with anything to show for their efforts on the final day of the Sky Bet Championship campaign.
The Baggies were beaten 3-2 in South Wales with strikes from Okay Yokuslu and Semi Ajayi cancelled out by Luke Cundle, Olivier Ntcham and Joel Piroe.
The result meant Corberán’s men missed out on securing a spot in the top six and the Play-Offs by three points and the boss admits there was plenty of disappointment in the away dressing room after the match at the Swansea.com Stadium.
However, Carlos insists he’ll get straight down to work to make sure the club has the best possible chance of achieving success next year.
He said: “It’s clearly a very disappointing day and it’s not just because we didn’t achieve the Play-Offs, but also because we didn’t get a result in today’s game.
“We did enough good things today to take something away from the game and achieve a better result.
“I think we started the game really well even when it was difficult to manage some of the moments when Swansea had the ball, but I think the team played much better in the second half.
“We created a lot more chances and we were also stopping Swansea’s opportunities. Unfortunately after we scored they then managed to level the game, but we then had big possibilities to unbalance the game once again.
“At the end, we conceded a goal that we should never have conceded.
“We should have tried to manage the game better because the players put a lot of effort into the game, but they didn’t get a result today.
“I don’t think that we could have won the game comfortably today because it was a very challenging one, but we put a lot of effort in and we had a lot of opportunities to unbalance the game and take something from it.
“The worst feeling you can have in football is the one of defeat. It’s a feeling we hate.
“The players played with a lot of desire to win the game but we couldn’t control that today unfortunately. It’s difficult to accept defeats and the dressing room is disappointed because there’s a feeling there that they did enough to come away with something.
“After one defeat it’s difficult to give an answer to the question on whether we think the season went well from the point that we came in, or whether we have missed an opportunity.
“You can look at everything differently.
“We have managed to achieve good results since we arrived here. Those results helped us move up the table and take us to the last day still with a chance of achieving it. But results have not been enough for us to get into the Play-Offs.
“I always want to put the club where I work in the highest position possible, especially a big club like West Bromwich Albion.
“I have to thank the supporters because they have been supporting us all season. We couldn’t give them what I think they deserve.
“I will start to work from tonight to try and achieve what we couldn’t achieve this year.”