West Brom manager Valerien Ismael delighted with comeback win over QPR
West Brom came from behind to beat QPR 2-1 on Friday night, and Valerien Ismael was delighted with the fighting spirit.
Speaking in his post-match press conference, the Frenchman revealed that he was delighted with the way his side came from a goal down to win and was also pleased with the second goal [Birmingham Mail].
Ismael favours a high pressing and high-intensity game and the second goal was the perfect example of what the Baggies can do when they nick the ball high up the field.
Ismael said: “The second goal was the real us. We showed the intensity to win the ball, then work the passes, then finish it off. It was great for the guys to have that reward, so congratulations to the guys – they showed the mentality to come from behind.”
Big win for the Baggies.
This was a huge win for West Brom, which kept their unbeaten league record intact and moved them to the top of the Championship table.
However, the game looked to be heading in only one direction until Seny Dieng spilt Karlan Grant’s strike into his own net, and from that moment, everything changed.
The Baggies were transformed, and nothing summed up that transformation better than the winning goal.
Jake Livermore won the ball in QPR’s half and quickly played the ball forward. Jordan Hugill then pulled off a delightful flick to find Callum Robinson, and he slid the ball through for Karlan Grant, who finished the move off.
It was a brilliant goal, and you can see why Ismael was so pleased with it because that is what his style of play is all about [The Athletic].
Hopefully, this win signals a change in fortunes for the Baggies, and they can go on winning run and make a real promotion push.
In other West Brom news, Karlan Grant has issued a message to the fans after the win over QPR.