Steve Bruce: 'It’s a performance to be proud of'

Bruce post-Watford

Steve Bruce believes Monday night’s thrilling performance against Watford was one the Albion fans will have enjoyed and been proud of.

The Baggies were the dominant team throughout the 90 minutes at The Hawthorns and, on another night, would’ve secured the victory by a comfortable scoreline.

Karlan Grant bagged Albion’s equaliser on the stroke of half-time after Ismaila Sarr’s spectacular opener in B71.

And Bruce says he was really pleased with how “quick” and “sharp” his players looked.

Karlan Grant celebrates his leveller

The boss said: “It was a fantastic game of football.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better performance from the lads, but sometimes you don’t get what you think you deserve from a match. That’s football.

“If we’re being greedy, we should have won the game.

“We’ve still got to get better at being clinical in front of goal. 

“I’ve been really pleased with the way we’ve played in the first few games. We’ve had two really decent teams in Middlesbrough and Watford and we might have taken six points.

“The lads looks fit, sharp and quick. It’s everything we want to see.

“It’s still early in the season, of course, but the additions have helped us by adding more quality.

“We’ve still got bits to work on but tonight I’m very pleased with the performance.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to the supporters who really got behind the team. I think they’ve really enjoyed watching their side tonight. 

“I was pleased with the way the crowd responded to the players and the way the players responded to the crowd.

“We need to create an atmosphere where the supporters are proud of their team. We have to be at the top end of the league and we have to make them enjoy games. I think they’re proud of their team tonight.”

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