Carlos Corberán insists he’s prepared for Albion’s next game in the same way as he normally would despite it being against his former employers Huddersfield Town.
The Baggies take on the Terriers at The Hawthorns on Saturday afternoon where they’ll be targeting a tenth home win in their last 11 matches in all competitions in front of their own supporters.
Huddersfield, the team trying to stop the Baggies from achieving that, were managed by Corberán between July 2020 and July 2022.
The Spaniard led Town to the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off Final last season before departing the club shortly after their narrow defeat to Nottingham Forest at Wembley.
Carlos stressed how grateful he feels to be part of “Huddersfield’s history”, but also stated just how “focused” he is on delivering another three points for the Albion this weekend.
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He said: “If I’m being honest I’m expecting to feel the same emotion I do in any other game because I am very focused on the things that happen in the 90 minutes on the pitch.
“I have been analysing the opponent as I would normally do and I’m focused on our performance and trying to get three points.
“It’s true that I was there for two years and I am very grateful to be part of the history of Huddersfield.
“Of course, we’re going to come up against a lot of people I know there such as players and the staff, but we are focused and we are preparing for a game of football which we want to win and that makes you forget about everything else.
“My full focus is on the things that I can control which is how we perform on Saturday.
“In this moment in the season, I think the determination to go for the game is the key.
“For me, when you play against teams in this position in the table at this time of the season, they are very dangerous and combative.
“They know that every game is a final for them. Our motivation has to be higher than theirs because we need those three points.
“Every time you pick up three points it’s key. Winning football games can move you into a better position in the table and sometimes you can find more motivation from being in a better position.
“But for us, I want our motivation to always be to give the best that we can for ourselves, for the club and for our fans.
“We cannot be more motivated to win games based on our position. I want us to always have the same motivation to win any game regardless of the situation because this is what this club deserves.”