Carlos Corberán applauded his players’ desire to “fight until the end” during Friday’s night’s 1-1 draw with Leeds United.
The Baggies came away from Elland Road with a credible point, taking the lead through Brandon Thomas-Asante’s fortuitous goal before conceding a 72nd-minute equaliser when Luke Ayling headed home.
Albion had plenty of defending to do in the last 25 to 30 minutes in Yorkshire, and the boss says he values the effort his side put in to earn a share of the spoils.
Carlos said: “I think that we could’ve created more chances than we managed to.
“I think we showed a lot of personality tonight.
“In the first half, the chances Leeds had were because of our own mistakes in the middle of the pitch when we didn’t manage the ball well enough. Instead of giving problems to the opponent, we were giving ourselves problems.
“I think our performance at the beginning of the second half was excellent. We found a way to attack them and to hurt them.
“Maybe the fact that we scored our goal quite soon into the second half, it made us defend more than we perhaps wanted to defend or expected to defend.
“Today, we tried to help the team by keeping the line of five at the back, but we then realised the best idea was to change to a four and be aggressive, which we hoped would give us the incentive in the game.
“I think in terms of what both teams created, I think the point was fair.
“I think it was a game we could’ve managed better to achieve a better result, but I have to appreciate the effort of the players.
“The prepared really well for the game and the effort they put in was massive.
“Our players kept on fighting until the end when Leeds had plenty of possession and this is something I value a lot.
“We know we can perform better, and we’re determined to work on aspects of the game which will make us even more competitive.”