Carlos Corberán's honest assessment of QPR draw

Carlos Corberán is interviewed after Albion's draw with QPR

Carlos Corberán says he's pleased to have left QPR with a point based on how Wednesday night's contest played out.

The Hoops and the Baggies drew 2-2 at Loftus Road, with former academy graduate Sam Field nodding in a late leveller for the hosts. 

Albion, who struggled to get a firm hold of the encounter, had to weather serious QPR pressure in the second period. Alex Palmer saved a penalty, while goal-line clearances from defenders also prevented the home team finding the net. 

The boss, however, says he saw plenty of "resilience and commitment" from his players and accepted Rangers were just the better team on the night.


He said: “I think, in the end, the point was the maximum we could have achieved or deserved based on the game.

“The first half was far more balanced than the second. They only found the option to attack us after we had lost the ball in the middle of the pitch, which we should have avoided.

“After, they found ways to attack down each flank. They put a lot of crosses into the box and even if those crosses didn’t finish in chances, they finished in set-pieces.

“We conceded lots of corners today and we had to defend them all. We knew that they’d be powerful in the areas.

“The idea when you have attacking players is to defend with the ball, but that’s something we didn’t do in the second half. That’s why we lost control of the game and they were aggressive against us.

QPR and WBA players fight for the ball in the box
The Baggies had to battle to earn a point in the capital city

“The fact they had the penalty quickly in the second half allowed them to believe more in the fact that they could get something against us.

“However, I saw a lot of resilience and commitment from our players. At the same time, I saw a lot of chances for them.

“You could say it’s a positive point in terms of everything we have done on the pitch.

“We knew one thing was their position in the table, but other things we knew included the quality in their squad and the momentum they had. We knew it’d be tough.

“We wanted our players to play with the right mentality, but that mentality has not been enough to leave with three points.

“In the second half, they were better than us.”

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