Jed Wallace | We went toe-to-toe but it wasn't our day

Jed Wallace is interviewed after Albion's defeat at Leicester

Jed Wallace believes Albion went “toe-to-toe” with title-chasing Leicester City at King Power Stadium and says it’s incredibly disappointing to have left without any points.

The Foxes claimed a 2-1 victory in the East Midlands thanks to efforts from Wilfried Ndidi and Jamie Vardy, with Wallace notching a late consolation – his third goal in his last six appearances.

The Baggies carved out numerous opportunities and on another afternoon could have easily departed with all three points, and the skipper insists they have to focus on the positives despite the frustration of the defeat. 

Jed said: “To come off the pitch having lost that game is really disappointing. I thought we played really, really well. 

“There won’t be many teams that have come here this season and had more shots and chances than we’ve had.

“You’ve seen everything good about us under this manager today. It’s probably the best we’ve played in a while, but obviously, at this stage of the season, it’s all about results. 

“There are loads of positives from today and I hate saying that after a defeat, but I think today is that day for us. 

“The supporters at the end of the game clapped us all off and I think they’ll all say they’ve seen a really good performance from us. There’s plenty we can build on from this and we can gain so much confidence. 

“We have to take that into the last two games and we have to make sure we get to where we want to be. 

Jed Wallace on the ball against Leicester City

“I think the manager was proud of the way we played and the effort and fight we showed. 

“We’ve all seen the game and we’ve all seen enough games to know that today just wasn’t our day. We’ve hit the bar, we’ve had shots cleared off the line and we’ve also had efforts go wide or over. It was just one of those days. I can’t quite believe the ball didn’t go in the net. 

“Recently, we’ve not played too well but we’ve picked up results. Today, it feels a bit like the other way round. We’ve created loads and they’ve not created too much and I thought we were on top. 

“We played really well, but we know we need to get some results in the next two games. It’s not often we’ve lost back-to-back games, but the circumstances have been unfortunate with the red card last week and then the performance we’ve delivered today. 

“To not pick up anything is frustrating, but we’ve come a long way this season and we’ve got a job to finish. 

“We’ll carry on listening to the manager. Whatever he says, we’re happy to do.

“There’s a lot of experience in the dressing room and we won’t panic. Panic sets in when you’re not playing well but we’ve performed really well today.

“We’ve showed what we’ve got in our locker today and we’ve gone toe-to-toe with one of the best in the division. We’ve got to take that into our last two games.”

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