Carlos Corberán's view of Tuesday's win over Sheffield Wednesday

Carlos Corberán is interviewed after Albion's win against Sheffield Wednesday

Carlos Corberán says it was crucial for Albion to regain "the winning feeling" at The Hawthorns.

The Baggies, who had only picked up one point from their last two matches in B71, saw off Sheffield Wednesday in front of their own supporters thank’s to John Swift’s sweeping close-range finish in the opening 45.

Albion had further chances to make the scoreline more comfortable, but couldn’t quite find a second goal against a determined Wednesday defence.

The boss believes his side delivered an “attacking” display in the first half, however stated the players didn’t “hurt” the Owls enough after the break.


Carlos said: “It was important to finish the game with the win, especially here at home.

“We knew that in the two previous games we couldn’t achieve the wins. In front of our fans tonight, it was very important to achieve the three points.

“I saw the team making a good attacking first half and we were making chances to unbalance the game against opponents who were focused to defend.

“The team found the way to press on the pitch and when Sheffield Wednesday had opportunities, Alex Palmer was brilliant. His saves helped us keep the clean sheet.

“In the second half we had a lot of the ball but perhaps we didn’t hurt them enough.

“We had the ball and we didn’t concede any transitions or counter-attacks, but we didn’t put the speed into the actions when we had the ball, or even the quality in the last part of the action.

“Another goal would have given us a calmer feeling, but in football you have to be ready to win any type of game.

“It was important to recover the feeling of winning at home.

“John Swift is playing really well at the moment and he got the winner. When you play as the number ten, it means you are closest to the striker so you are the second striker.

“We knew the closer we could get Swift to the attacking box, the more that could potentially happen. His level of quality and effort has been brilliant and he can make the difference.

“The key was to find consistency and we have managed to find more of that in the last two games.

“We were watching one opponent tonight who were at the bottom of the table, but you know that it’s never going to be easy in the Championship.

“We suffered a defeat recently at hone to Huddersfield who didn’t have a win until they came here, so it was important not to relax and compete in the highest possible level for as long as possible.

“We didn’t score enough from the opportunities we had and that’s why the score was a lot tighter than it could’ve been.

“Saying that, I value the win and the effort of the players.”

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