Carlos Corberán says Albion’s defeat to Birmingham City on Friday night was “difficult to accept”.
The Baggies took the lead through John Swift’s early opener, but a Juninho Bacuna penalty helped the hosts swing momentum in their favour as further efforts from Dion Sanderson and Gary Gardner earned John Eustace’s team maximum points.
And despite seeing his side’s five-game unbeaten run come to an end before the upcoming international break, boss Corberán believes it will provide his team with a good opportunity to recover and go again later this month.
He said: “It’s a difficult game to analyse because we started really well scoring the goal, and after we couldn’t control the ball enough in the attacking half which, for me, would’ve changed the game.
“We concede one penalty that impacts the game a lot because until that moment, we had the game under control and that changed the feeling of the game.
“This season we’ve received key decisions from the referees and so far there have been five action of penalties which has not resulted in a penalty.
“It’s something very difficult to accept.
“In the second half we tried and the way they defended their box was better than the way we attacked their box.
“Now is a moment for recovery because the players have put in a lot of effort and unfortunately today the effort we put in didn’t get any points in the bag.
“The first thing we need to do is recover, the second thing - with the injury of Sarmiento, of Maja and probably with the injury of Swift, is to take care of them because we can’t lose more players because our options in attack are reducing and impacting us a lot.”