Carlos Corberán offers thoughts on Hull City defeat

Carlos Corberán is interviewed following defeat to Hull City

Carlos Corberán admitted the defining feature of Albion’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Hull City on Friday night was what happened in both penalty areas.

The Baggies slipped to a 2-0 setback at the MKM Stadium as a powerful strike from Benjamin Tetteh and an unfortunate Dara O’Shea own goal secured three points for the Tigers. 

Albion created numerous goalscoring opportunities throughout and had 21 attempts with Daryl Dike and Jed Wallace seeing efforts saved by Karl Darlow, while John Swift crashed the ball against the post from a free-kick. 

Corberán insisted he saw a much-improved performance from his side compared to recent ones on their travels, but admitted if you don’t take your chances, you aren’t going to win games.

Carlos said: “I think the frustration always depends on the level of the performance for me.

“Of course, I am always going to be frustrated after a defeat. Whether we didn’t perform well or whether we did and just didn’t take our opportunities, it’s always frustrating.

“The worst feeling you can have is the one of defeat. 

“Tonight the difference in the game was the difference in the two boxes. They were able to find a level of accuracy that we were unable to find ourselves. 

“The team was creating enough chances to finish better. We didn’t manage to finish the actions in the way that we know these players can finish.

“At the other end, we didn’t have the necessary concentration to stop their opportunities and their goals, so it’s not only about attack.

“They scored with their first chance of the night. When you analyse it, there are many things we could have done better to prevent it. 

“The frustration of this defeat is normal, but we need to insist on the things that we did well because we did many things well tonight, despite the defeat.

“We have to correct the things we didn’t do well and move this feeling and focus on our next game which comes on Tuesday night.

“I think it was obvious tonight that the team found a way to create more chances than the opponent and to be better than them. 

“We created plenty of chances and couldn’t score. They created a few chances and got two goals. We couldn’t find their level of accuracy.

“I think the first 30 minutes of the game was one of the best 30 minutes my players have delivered in attack, but we just couldn’t manage to find any goals.

“We now have two massive home games coming up and we need to move this uncomfortable feeling on and get back to winning ways.” 

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