Carlos Corberán's reaction to Albion's draw at Stoke

Carlos Corberán is interviewed after Albion's draw against Stoke

Carlos Corberán says Albion are frustrated with the way they performed at Stoke City on Saturday afternoon in the Sky Bet Championship.

The Baggies were 2-0 up against the Potters in Staffordshire following efforts from Mikey Johnston and Jed Wallace, however, the hosts fought back to take home a share of the spoils with Million Manhoef and Andre Vidigal on target. 

Corberán's men were unable to impose themselves on the encounter as much as they’d hoped to and the boss insists he wants his players to use this feeling as their motivation to produce an improved display on Wednesday night when Rotherham United visit The Hawthorns.

The boss said: “I think if you analyse the fact that you were winning the game with two goals difference in the second half, of course you are going to be disappointed with the result.

“If we’re fair, Stoke City were creating a lot of problems in the first half that we couldn’t manage well. 

“We had a lot of accuracy with our chances, that’s why we went 2-0 up. However, it’s true that we suffered in defence – a lot more than we wanted to. 

“We couldn’t stop their way to attack and that’s why they scored their two goals. 

“Later in the game, our players showed a positive reaction because we tried to score at the end. Another goal would’ve seen us collect the points we wanted, but probably not what we deserved.

Carlos Corberán on the sidelines at the bet365 Stadium

“I think today, the weather conditions have affected us and surprised us more than we wanted it to. We didn’t manage the distances well and we didn’t manage the balls in behind well. They had a lot of chances to score with these passes in behind.

“In general, we didn’t start the game well enough and we didn’t win enough of the challenges. We had some good moments, but we couldn’t impose the level of our team which would have helped us achieve the three points.

“If there’s frustration in the dressing room it’s because of the performance level and not the scoreline. I like to see this. Of course, at this stage of the season, every point counts and you want to add three to your tally. It’s a pity we didn’t get them today, but it’s a point closer to our target.

“However, when you don’t perform to the level you know you can it gives you an important feeling. The important feeling should be the motivation for you to play better in the next game.”

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