Carlos Corberán offers thoughts on Norwich City setback

Carlos Corberán is interviewed after Albion's defeat against Norwich

Carlos Corberán believes the difference between Norwich City and Albion on Saturday was the accuracy in front of goal.

The Canaries claimed a 2-0 Sky Bet Championship victory thanks to a first-half finish from Josh Sargent and a close-range strike from Jonathan Rowe in the second period.

The Baggies created several goalscoring opportunities during the encounter with John Swift, Jed Wallace, Brandon Thomas-Asante, Darnell Furlong and Daryl Dike all going close.

However, despite applying plenty of pressure, Corberán’s men couldn’t find a way through and were left mightily frustrated in Norfolk.

Carlos said: “In general, they showed more accuracy with their opportunities than us.

“For me, we have had enough possibilities to achieve a different result today, but in the end in football, whoever uses their opportunities better has more options to win the games.

“The result wasn’t the target that we had. We wanted to win the three points and we wanted to take a positive step forward away from home.

“I think the personality of the team was there. The first 15 minutes of the first half was excellent, but in the first transition, they found a way to score.

“They were then more focused and found a way to defend the counter attack and manage the game.

Carlos Corberán shouting on the sideline at Norwich City's Carrow Road

“The first 15 minutes of the second half were key minutes too because we created a lot of possibilities to level the game.

“Unfortunately we couldn’t do that and we missed our moments to score. Our moments were there. Norwich found a way to score a second goal in another transition.

“We kept on trying until the end without the accuracy to score a goal.

“The level of personality you need to put onto the pitch increases when you concede a goal and you’re playing away from home. However, I was watching the team doing the things that we needed to do.

“We were trying to be dominant and we were trying to create as many chances as possible.

“In football, it’s not what you give to the game in chances. It’s about scoring the chances that you have, and today, we didn’t do that well.”

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