Carlos Corberán's verdict on terrific comeback at Huddersfield Town

Carlos Corberán is interviewed after Albion's win against Huddersfield

Carlos Corberán was full of praise for his players following their terrific second-half reaction in Sunday’s 4-1 triumph at Huddersfield Town.

The Baggies were poor in the opening 45 minutes at the John Smith’s Stadium and trailed at the break after Delano Burgzorg’s strike from the left of the box.

However, Albion were unrecognisable in the second period and scored four times through Mikey Johnston (2), Kyle Bartley and Okay Yokuslu to secure a spectacular scoreline in Yorkshire.

The boss believes his group needed to “adapt to the needs of the game”, and says they did that brilliantly.

Carlos said: “Sometimes it’s not easy to adapt to the needs of the game or to the contest that the opponent is going to create. 

“The most important thing in football is how you finish the games and the team had a very good reaction and adaptation to the different needs of this game. 

“It was obvious they were being aggressive every time Alex Palmer had the ball, they were man-marking. Dropping short, we didn’t find enough solutions to break the press and the key of this game was to break the press. 

“We tried to break the press playing difficult passes and making difficult things instead of using the space in behind because the advantage today was through the pass in behind. 

“I think in the second half the team understood that very well and that, for me, is why we made a very good second half. 

“We know in this moment of the season we have to give our best in these type of challenges and fight until we achieve what we want to achieve.

Carlos Corberán applauds Albion fans at full-time against Huddersfield

“Firstly, you need to have the desire to achieve something, to win the game.

“The players put the maximum level of effort and commitment, plus, the positive of their right understanding of the game. 

“It’s important we find options to finish attacks from different players. 

“Okay, last year, scored only a few times and today he scored an excellent goal and it was an individual action which had a very good contribution towards the win today. 

“We were talking a lot about the results away and how we needed to change the momentum. 

“That’s why the team is competing well because the players don’t like excuses, they like to take on responsibility and it’s true that from the last game away, we increased our competitive levels and showed our understanding of how difficult it is to win away."

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