Grady Diangana | 'I’m enjoying Albion journey'

Grady Diangana is interviewed by WBA TV after scoring against QPR

Grady Diangana says he is “enjoying” his football again after starring in Albion’s 2-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers at The Hawthorns.

The winger earned the Baggies a penalty – coolly fired home by Brandon Thomas-Asante – and later claimed his first goal since February to help Carlos Corberán’s men climb to fifth in the Sky Bet Championship.

And Diangana thanked team-mate Nathaniel Chalobah for his contribution to his long-awaited comeback goal. 


“It’s been a long time! I can’t remember the last time, honestly – but most importantly was winning today. Everyone during the week is working hard and training hard so getting the win is important to us.

“Scoring is nice, I thank ‘Chalo’ for that.

“When he went past the player, when he sat him down, I had the feeling he was going to cut it back. I kind of know the kind of player ‘Chalo’ is, he’s a very clever player, so as soon as he went past that player, I knew he would cut it back.

“That’s the sort of goal I’m really trying to work to get on the end of. Hopefully, more of those can come.

“They [QPR] made it difficult, they were very compact, we had to try to move it side to side fast to find the one-v-ones but I think we found the solutions. We kept on going.

“My intention is always to try and create something, I’m not always sure what the outcome’s going to be, but I drive towards the goal, look for my team-mates, or go past a player and shoot.”

He added: “I’m enjoying the process, I’m enjoying the journey, even after being out for five or six months, I even enjoyed that process and how the mind works, and how I can become stronger from that.

“For me, it’s about enjoying every day, and now this interview, and living in the present.”

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