Grady Diangana | I'm always searching for my best

Grady Diangana.

Grady Diangana believes he's in "a good place" after an impactful 2023/24 campaign so far.

With three fixtures remaining, the skilful forward has notched seven goals and eight assists in the Sky Bet Championship, having also represented DR Congo at AFCON during most of January.

And, while he admitted being pleased by his contribution this season, Diangana says there's still "room for improvement" going into the crucial final few fixtures.

"I always try to do my best to reach my best performance level," explained Grady. "But I’d say I’m in a good place, especially when helping the team out, getting goals and assists, which is the most important thing.

Grady Diangana.

"I’ve learnt a lot this season, and the last three or four. I haven’t done well with the goals tally and performances in the last two or three years. But they’ve given me a level of maturity and learning too, and this season’s been about putting it all together. 

"I’d say I’m enjoying and expressing myself in a different way this time around.

"I always think there’s room for improvement so I guess I’m always searching to get to my best."

An image of Carlos Corberán walking down the touchline at The Hawthorns

One man the 25-year-old hails as having made an "impact" this season is Baggies boss Carlos Corberán.

The Spaniard has masterminded Albion to a top-six challenge throughout the term, though Diangana says his work goes far beyond the league table.

"He's had a massive impact," he said.

"Especially with the mental side of things, he’s helped me to grow as a person. 

"A lot of the individual meetings we have has really opened my eyes with certain things about how powerful the mind can be. 

"It’s helped me to grow and have a keep-going mentality to make sure you’re there, even in the tough moments and have the same mindset during those times."

Grady Diangana.

Another factor in the success on the pitch has been Albion's strength in depth across the front line, according to Grady.

He added: "We’ve got a lot of quality and hard-working people in this team and especially up front.

"That’s what the gaffer requires from us as front players and you always know, if you keep going with the talent that we have, that someone will create or make something out of nothing and it’s been a pleasure to play with them this year."

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