Kyle Bartley ‘proud’ of superb second-half showing at Huddersfield

Kyle Bartley is interviewed following Albion's win at Huddersfield

Kyle Bartley said he was “proud” of Albion’s efforts after they came from behind to win 4-1 against Huddersfield on Sunday.

The Baggies were one-down at half-time following Delano Burgzorg’s 30th-minute finish - but turned the game around with a fantastic second period performance.

Bartley netted alongside Mikey Johnston (2) and Okay Yokuslu to help his team earn three crucial points, as Carlos Corberán’s men ultimately ran riot in Yorkshire.

And, talking to WBA TV, the central defender explained how they managed to “respond” to an early setback and earn a vital victory.

“We couldn’t have been any worse in the second-half than we were in the first,” admitted Kyle.

“The lads spoke at half-time, as well as the gaffer. We knew we had to respond, and we responded really well. I’m really proud of all the boys.

“The gaffer told us we had to win the battle and, tactically, we had to try and get in behind them. Everything in the first-half was to feet and they’re a strong, physical team. It was costing us.

“In the second period we managed to get in behind a little bit more and cause them problems. That’s where the goals came from.

“My goal was clearly just a classic poacher’s finish! But no, in all honesty, we’re very strong from set-pieces and we’re going to create a lot of chances. 

“For me, it’s just about staying on my toes and trying to react to loose balls. Thankfully, I managed to do that. 

Kyle Bartley celebrates at full-time after Albion's win against Huddersfield

Bartley added: “Mikey is on fire. I said to him after the game that his twin brother must have been playing because, like all of us, he wasn’t quite at it in that first 45. He’s just got to try and keep that going.

“Obviously with Okay, it was his birthday yesterday. He deserves that goal. It was a brilliant strike.

“It’s important to focus on ourselves now. The teams around us will win, lose and draw. As long as we do our job and keep performing and keep getting results, we’ll be absolutely fine.”

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