Carlos Corberan highlights area West Brom failed to exploit in Stoke City draw

West Bromwich Albion head coach Carlos Corberan expressed disappointment with his team’s performance after they were held to a 1-1 draw against Stoke City. While the Potters secured a deserved point with goalkeeper Jack Bonham making crucial saves, Corberan felt that his wingers, Grady Diangana and Jeremy Sarmiento, could have done more, especially exploiting the space behind Stoke’s wing-backs.

Corberan emphasized the missed opportunities in the first half and lamented the lack of determination in progressing on the sides. He pointed out that other players, Tom Fellows and Wallace, were making more crosses than the starting wingers. Despite creating some opportunities in the final 10 minutes, Corberan believed that they didn’t use the advantages they had to create more goal-scoring opportunities.

Jed Wallace, back in the starting lineup after a shoulder injury, stood out as Albion’s main source of inspiration. Stoke took a fortuitous lead with American wing-back Lynden Gooch scoring a wayward cross. Brandon Thomas-Asante equalized before halftime with a fierce volley. Despite late chances, including attempts from Wallace, Thomas-Asante, and substitute Pipa, Albion couldn’t secure the win.

West Brom boss Carlos Corberan makes key Stoke City point and fires sharp warning - Birmingham Live

Corberan acknowledged that it wasn’t the best game they played at home and believed they did more than the opponent to win. However, he criticized the team for not creating enough and highlighted the difference between winning and drawing as not creating 10 significant chances instead of three or four.

While the draw allowed West Brom to climb to fifth place, Corberan saw it as a missed opportunity to widen the gap with teams below seventh and make up ground on the top four. He emphasized the need to create more goal opportunities and expressed disappointment with the overall performance despite facing a managerless Stoke side.

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