Carlos Corberán | The players got the result they deserved

Carlos Corberán is interviewed after Albion's win against Coventry

Carlos Corberán was thrilled to see his side get back to winning ways after back-to-back defeats, recording a seventh straight triumph at The Hawthorns in all competitions in the process.

The Baggies secured a 1-0 victory over Midlands rivals Coventry City courtesy of Grady Diangana’s first-half goal – a result which moves the Baggies back into the top six of the Sky Bet Championship ahead of Saturday’s fixtures.

Corberán’s men created a number of goalscoring opportunities, most notably in the first 45 minutes, while also delivering a determined defensive display to keep the Sky Blues relatively quiet at the opposite end.

And the boss believes it was a performance full of maturity and commitment.

Carlos said: “It’s a really positive result because we needed to bounce back after the two defeats at Burnley and Bristol City. 

“It was important to show a reaction and personality.

“The performance of the team deserved three points. I am really pleased for them when they achieve something important.

“Grady Diangana got the winner for us and I think that was one of his best performances for the club since I arrived. He played 90 minutes and he helped us attack and defend. It’s always positive when players perform as well as Grady did tonight.

“I didn’t find any player who wasn’t performing at the level that the game was demanding.

“I was pleased with both sides of our game. You need to do well at both ends of the pitch and sometimes when you have the lead you have to protect yourself.

“We want to be aggressive at all times but sometimes it’s impossible to play like this. Sometimes the opposition move you close to your box and you have to defend that box and the crosses that then come in.

“I was watching a team that was working so hard to stop the crosses and defending the box really well. 

“Coventry will also demand a lot from you defensively.

“Our commitment was with the game though and that’s why we got the result.

“The players are the ones that are carrying out all of our good work on the pitch. I want the fans to come to our stadium and see their team competing as well as we are doing at the moment.

“All of our fans are going to home feeling proud of their team and proud of the club that we all represent.”

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