Karlan Grant admitted to having mixed feelings about opening his goalscoring account for the 2022/23 campaign against Watford on Monday night.
Last season’s top scorer found the top corner late on in the first 45 at The Hawthorns after collecting a pin-point pass from Grady Diangana, a goal which brought the Baggies level having fallen behind to Ismaila Sarr’s brilliant effort.
But despite notching on the night, Karlan believes he should have added more to his tally and felt frustrated he didn’t take another one of his chances.
He said: “I probably should have had a hat-trick if I’m honest. I’m gutted about that.
“Saying that, I’m delighted to get on the scoresheet, despite my frustrations.
“I think it was a brilliant performance and it’s nice to get a result, but we’re disappointed we didn’t get all three points based on the chances we managed to create.
“When I saw Grady on the ball I looked up and saw the space and decided to run into it. It was a superb ball from Grady and then I was able to take a touch and finish into the top corner.
“It’s always nice to get your first goal of the season, especially when it comes as early as the second game, but I am frustrated about the other chances I had because I feel as though I should’ve scored a few more.
“I’m up and running for the season now and I want to score as many as possible. I’m a striker and I’m there to score goals. I want more and more I don’t want to settle for any tally, no matter how big or small.”