Carlos Corberán | Our attacking level wasn’t right

Carlos Corberán is interviewed after Albion's defeat to Huddersfield

Carlos Corberán says Albion’s attacking level wasn’t at the standard required to earn three points against a stubborn Huddersfield Town team on Saturday.

The Terriers claimed a dramatic 2-1 victory, with Jack Rudoni scoring deep into second-half stoppage time after earlier strikes from Delano Burgzorg and John Swift.

The Baggies found it a challenge to break the visitors down and were made to pay late on when Huddersfield hit them on the counter.

And Carlos labelled the defeat a “painful” one.


He said: “I saw a game today in the Championship which will be like many Championship games we are going to face this year.

“I said to my players that the Championship this season is not like any other season and it’s totally different. There has been an improvement in the levels of the teams.

“As soon as you don’t manage every single moment of every game as well as you possibly can, that’s when it’s going to be more difficult to win because the games are very equal between the teams and the small details can make the difference.

“In terms of the result, I think Huddersfield were better than us in some areas of the match.

“We didn’t attack with the level that we had to attack today and in defence, we need to improve because we are conceding too many goals in games. This fact is not allowing us to get a better result.

“It’s difficult to assess the passage of play in which Huddersfield scored their winner without seeing it all back.

“What I can say is that we created one very good chance to win the game but we couldn’t score because their goalkeeper made a good save.

“After that action, they counter-attacked us and, without any type of doubt, we need to stop that.

“If you cannot stop it, you have to defend it right until the end and we didn’t do that.

“It’s very painful because this action showed us there are things we need to improve on and immediately.

“What worried me the most is that we have conceded two goals in every game apart from the Leeds match.

“I have the feeling that we are not giving the safe feeling from the back. We need to make an improvement in defence because you can’t always score three goals to win games. It’s not going to happen every week.

“It’s clear we didn’t find the necessary solutions to attack. We didn’t find the solutions to find the space or to break their press. We weren’t winning the second balls and then we were missing some of our passes too.

“We started a little bit better in the second half and we scored a very good goal from a transition situation, but after this, when we moved to play with five at the back, it was hard to beat them in attack.”

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