Carlos Corberán's thoughts on Cardiff City draw

Carlos Corberán is interviewed after Albion's draw at Cardiff

Carlos Corberán believes the feeling of frustration off the back of a 1-1 draw with Cardiff City is one which can help motivate his players to achieve as many points as possible in the "nine finals" they have left.

The Baggies were held in South Wales on a wet and windy night at the Cardiff City Stadium, with Bluebirds substitute Sory Kaba heading in a second-half equaliser after Daryl Dike had given the away side an early lead in the opening 45.

Corberán revealed the coaching staff and the players felt they had dropped two points when discussing the game as a group in the dressing room shortly after full-time.

And the Baggies boss hopes those specific emotions can be transformed into a huge desire and determination to succeed when they return to Sky Bet Championship action in April.  

Carlos said: “When you are an ambitious side like we are, you are never going to be happy when you only take one point and not three.

“That’s the case for me, the coaching staff and the players. 

“The feeling in the dressing room was like one of defeat and certainly that we have left two points here. 

“I don’t think that’s a negative. I think it’s important now to take this feeling into the next time we wear Albion shirts, and realise that one point isn’t enough. We want more.

“We didn’t achieve the target that we had. We wanted three points. In football, you don’t always get the things that you want. 

“In the first half we didn’t use the opportunity we had to create more chances. We could have unbalanced the game more.

“In the second half we were protecting the lead we had more than going for the second goal which would have given us something else.

“We were missing opportunities. Maybe with five more minutes, we could’ve won the game. 

“The most important thing is to get some rest and recovery in over the next few days because the players have been playing a lot of games recently. 

“At some point they need to break away from the mentality of the busy schedule and all the games, but, at the same time, I want them to hold onto the feeling that they had in the dressing room. The one of disappointment and frustration.

“We have to use this feeling for the next nine finals we are going to play. 

“When you are ambitious you have to go for the three points in every game.

“I know that the determination to get victories will make the difference in the last part of the season.” 

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