Semi Ajayi | We’re in a really good place

Semi Ajayi

Semi Ajayi insists the Baggies are playing with plenty of confidence under Carlos Corberán after the defender made a goalscoring return from injury to clinch victory over Hull City.

The Nigerian international scored Albion's third goal to wrap up the points at The Hawthorns, making it fives games undefeated on home soil.

Ajayi hadn’t featured in navy-blue-and-white since the Plymouth clash last month, but the centre-back insists the “resilience” shown to overcome Hull’s strong start to the second period only exhibits the confidence his team-mates are playing with under the gaffer.

After notching his second goal of the campaign, Semi said: “It’s been really good to be back with the boys and more importantly to contribute to a win.

“I’m really delighted, the boys put in a really good shift today, so I’m delighted.

“I thought it was really resilient. There were times where we had to dig in, they had spells where they were on top but I think the shape and the resilience from the boys was excellent to ride through the waves.

“We managed to capitalise on our spells when we were on top and managed to kill the game off, so it was a really good performance all-round.

“To be fair, I wasn’t in there at half-time, I was out getting warmed up, getting myself ready because I knew Barts was struggling a little bit. So I was out on the pitch doing what I needed to do to make sure I was ready if and when I was called upon.

“I’m sure the gaffer just told the boys where they were going wrong and little fine tunings here and there and it seems like the boys took it on board, because the second half was a lot better.

“There’s been confidence from the first day of the season, we’re very much aware of the capabilities in that dressing room.

“We’ve got full belief in the gaffer as well. Now it’s just about putting the performances together, the team’s gelling well.

“We’re starting to welcome a few players back from injury, and more after the international break. I’m sure there will be a few more, so the squad’s in a really good place.”

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