Carlos Corberán | 'We were very dominant'

Carlos Corberán is interviewed after Albion's win against Boro

Carlos Corberán described Saturday’s performance against Middlesbrough as a very “dominant” one as Albion made it back-to-back victories on home soil.

The Baggies beat Middlesbrough 4-2 at The Hawthorns courtesy of strikes from Cedric Kipre, John Swift, Brandon Thomas-Asante and Jeremy Sarmiento.

The visitors were reduced to ten men early in the second period when defender Tommy Smith picked up a second yellow card after fouling Matt Phillips, allowing the hosts to control proceedings even more.

And the boss says he saw a lot of “personality” in his group and praised the way they stuck to their plan.


Carlos said: “I am very pleased, first of all with the result that we have achieved today.

“I am pleased with the performance too, especially in the first half when I thought we were very dominant.

“We only really made one mistake in the first half. When we scored our second goal we had one player less because Jayson Molumby was off the pitch and they made it 2-1.

“Instead of trying to protect our goal even more, we tried to be aggressive and they scored. It was a goal which had the ability to create some doubt.

“I liked the personality of the team in the second half. We kept showing our level and we kept on being dominant.

“We were pressing really well which meant we were able to score our third goal.

“After that goal and the Middlesbrough sending off when they were playing with one less, we had a lot of the ball without hurting the opponent.

“In some moments we relaxed maybe a little bit too much and we didn’t manage the game well enough. We allowed them to cross balls into the box and we weren’t dominant enough in our own box and that’s where their second goal came from.

“We obviously need to correct this, but after that, I liked the personality of the team and we didn’t change from our plan. We scored our fourth goal which allowed us to win the game.

“It was a very important three points.

“It’s always important to score goals, create chances and create dangerous moments in attack on the pitch.

“The team did that well today, but we did want to create more moments in attack when we had one player more.”

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