Carlos Corberán | It was really important to react and achieve three points

Carlos Corberán is interviewed after Albion's win against Rotherham

Carlos Corberán was delighted to see his side get back to winning ways at Rotherham United on Tuesday night.

The Baggies, who went into the encounter on the back of straight defeats against Leicester City and Sunderland, secured a 2-0 triumph at the AESSEAL New York Stadium thanks to second-half strikes from Grady Diangana and Jed Wallace.

The Millers posed a physical challenge in South Yorkshire, playing plenty of long balls and trying to turn the game into a battle.

But the Baggies defended excellently throughout and the boss was thrilled with the commitment and strength Albion showed on their travels.

He said: “The most important thing today was to commit to the game and achieve the result we always wanted to achieve.

“It was really important to react after two defeats and achieve the three points today.

“To do that, we had to do two things. Firstly, we had to understand the game and secondly, we had to compete really well in the game.

“We knew that we were playing against a team who would throw a lot of long balls at us and we had to be strong in the challenges and in the aerial duels.

“We had to be patient in terms of understanding the game. We couldn’t attack as well as we know we can do in the first-half and we knew we had to do better. We played on Saturday and with only two days to train in between, you have no time to work on behaviours and patterns.

“But, for me, the best thing was how the players competed and the strength they had to show to get that result. It was key for us winning three points.

“The team were better in the second-half. We created more runs and we found ways to break the press. We had to compete strongly until the end. We defended until the end. We won aerial duels and second balls.

“They put more deliveries in the box, but we defended well.

“We have players with quality and we were able to find the solution.”

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