Delight for Grady Diangana after Rotherham impact

An image of Grady Diangana talking to WBA TV

Grady Diangana admitted he hasn’t ever “scored so quickly after coming on” following his goal in Albion’s 3-0 win against Rotherham United on Saturday.

The winger was on the pitch for less than 60 seconds when he volleyed home with his first touch of the match at The Hawthorns, much to the delight of the 22,500 Baggies fans in attendance and Head Coach Carlos Corberán.

And Diangana said the strike even took him by surprise during the Sky Bet Championship clash.

“It’s a massive three points,” beamed Grady.

 “It was a very, very good performance because we knew Rotherham weren’t going to be easy opponents, so mentally we were prepared for whatever they gave to us.

“I don’t think I’ve ever scored so quickly after coming on. It almost came as a surprise to me as well! But for me, to help the team win is the most important part.

“We treat every game the same. In the week, we prepare in detail how we’re going to face the opponent.

“I don’t feel like the boys are feeling any pressure. We’re just going out there with instructions and playing how we usually do.

“It’s been a while since I’ve been on the scoresheet, so hopefully many more can come.

“We’ve got a lot of quality in the team. It’s shown. Tom (Rogic) coming on in the last game and scoring, then assisting today. Daryl coming on and scoring in the last game, me scoring today.

“There’s a lot of quality in the team, and that’s what the manager asks from us when we step on the pitch – to give our all.

“We all trust the manager and his staff, and their process.

“Every game they try and set up the best way that we can really hurt the opposition. Whether that’s individually or collectively, we’re all ready whenever we have to step on to the pitch.”