Carlos Corberan criticises ‘wasteful’ West Brom as Premier League club ‘target’ Baggies boss

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West Brom made it three matches without a win as they were narrowly beaten by Watford last night. Despite Conor Townsend and Jed Wallace both netting in the second half, they were unable to claim any points at Vicarage Road.

The Baggies now sit tenth in the Championship table and are left four points adrift from the play-off spots, having failed to beat Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers last week.

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Carlos’ criticism

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Carlos Corberan has been left furious at West Brom’s ‘wasteful’ performance in the first half against Watford. The Baggies fell 1-0 behind thanks to Ken Sema’s opener.

Speaking after the game, Corberan said: “We wasted the first 45 minutes and we didn’t play. We were on the pitch without showing what we have to show. We conceded a couple of chances and they scored one goal. It’s true that we didn’t create enough, because we didn’t put in the energy and desire, or commitment, to play the game.

“When you score a goal, you have to protect what you have done. The next three, four, five minutes after you score a goal in football are very important minutes - for me, we didn’t show the solidity or togetherness in defence, or the protection that we need to show.

“We were doing a more complicated thing, which was scoring goals, but in the minutes after we were losing what we were achieving. It was the lack of protection for the goals we were conceding - we needed to be stronger in defence and it would’ve allowed us to get something.”

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West Brom will host Middlesbrough this weekend, who have won their last five matches.

West Ham ‘target’ Baggies boss

West Ham are the latest club to take an interest in Carlos Corberan. The Guardian have claimed they are considering a move for the Spaniard to replace David Moyes.

West Ham have found themselves in the Premier League’s relegation zone after defeat to Tottenham Hotspur at the weekend and could look to bring in a new manager as they look to avoid the drop - less than a year on from reaching the Europa League semi-final. Many fans have called for Moyes’ departure in recent months and they could finally part ways with the Scot - especially if they fail to beat Nottingham Forest on Saturday.

The Irons may be confident that they can lure Corberan to the English capital, just weeks after he turned down Leeds United. The 39-year-old looked set to return to Elland Road until he signed a contract extension at The Hawthorns at the start of the month. It seems very unlikely that Corberan will jump ship now but could be more tempted in the summer, especially if West Brom fail to secure promotion.

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