John Swift | Huddersfield defeat ‘tough to take’

John Swift post Huddersfield

John Swift said the Albion dressing room was “gutted” after their 2-1 defeat to Huddersfield on Saturday afternoon.

The attacking midfielder did manage to get on the scoresheet for the Baggies, netting their only goal of the afternoon for his third in as many home matches.

But in a post-match chat with WBA TV, John admitted it was a frustrating result to take.


“We’re gutted,” he said. “We had a chance 30 seconds before they score the winner, the keeper made a great save and then they break on the counter.

“It’s a really tough one to take. We should have never found ourselves in that situation.

“We’re obviously pushing for the win. You’re going to get hit on the break at times. But there’s a few things we could have done to stop the goal.

“In the first half, attacking-wise we weren’t great. We had quite a bit of possession, didn’t create many chances on goal and, for a team at home with confidence after winning last weekend, you expect us to create a lot more chances.

“I take responsibility for that. The attacking players take responsibility. But I think in the second half we definitely created chances after the goal.

“You could see the confidence was up, all the players were expecting us to push on and the fans were expecting us to push on.

“We’ve got great players coming on off the bench, we create a big chance with Josh (Maja), where the keeper makes a worldie save.

“We’re always looking to be better. Especially at home. The gaffer was saying to us that it’s a very difficult league. We play against Middlesbrough, who are meant to be one of the better teams, and play really well and get the win.

“Then we play against Huddersfield who haven’t got a win yet, and they come to The Hawthorns where we’re very strong and end up taking the three points.

“Overall it’s a good start to the season, but not a great start. Obviously now the transfer window has closed, everyone knows who is going to be here.

“We’ve just got to stick together, work on the training pitch and we can push on from here.”

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