Carlos Corberán praised the “resilience” his side displayed at the CBS Arena on Monday night as they came away with an impressive 2-0 triumph.
Grady Diangana’s close-range effort in the opening 20 minutes was followed up by Brandon Thomas-Asante’s emphatic finish from inside the box after the break, goals which sent the Baggies back into the top six of the division.
Coventry City had opportunities in front of goal at various stages of the night, but, on the whole, the Baggies defended with a stubborn determination to keep the hosts out.
And the boss believes it was important to be solid at the back and accurate in attack.
Carlos said: “I think we needed to dominate two psychological aspects today. One was resilience and the second was personality.
“We certainly started with a lot of personality and we dominated the game in attack. It’s true that when we scored the goal, it changed the way we defended a little bit.
“We put in one level of resilience which was really important because we kept on facing difficulty to keep our lead, but that was the key to this important win, being resilient.
“In terms of our two goals, it’s always so important to show accuracy in the last third of the pitch.
“We created more chances in the second-half with the counter-attacks and the transitions. We could maybe have even increased the difference in the scoreline.
“There were some moments when we could have been better in attack and that would’ve allowed us to create more chances, but I don’t want to take anything away from the commitment and the effort the players have delivered to achieve this result.
“We defended strongly tonight and that was very important in a game like that against a team like Coventry.
“Clean sheets give you a minimum of one point, which then gives you a base to go and get three if you can be clinical. That’s what we’ve done tonight.
“We need to keep improving and our record of clean sheets is only what we have done in the past. We are already thinking of the next one and how we can get more clean sheets and victories.”