Yes it was a great fightback after a calamitous start. But two points were still dropped against a team we should expect to beat, maybe even comfortably, if our ability matches our ambition. The performance was much better in the end, but the results remain those of a candidate for relegation. But there were positives and Steve Bruce‘s post-match e-mail seizes on them …
Once we got back level I thought if there was one team that was going to win it, it would have been us.
When you get off to an horrendous start like that, you have to say well done to the lads for sticking with it and getting something.
We needed to really dig deep and find something because of how we started. Usually when you’re down 2-0 in the Barclays Premier League it takes a lot to get back, but thankfully we dug deep and scored a couple of really good goals.
Bendtner and Sessegnon were both very good – they caused West Brom problems. It’s a shame we just couldn’t convert the chances, with the amount of possession that we had in the second half.
There’s a great spirit amongst the players and great resilience – they’re a great squad. We haven’t had the best of starts, but it’s a long season and we’ve got to get behind them and make sure we stick together and come out stronger.
There was a great fighting spirit today. We had two or three chances to win it and the players did terrifically well to get back into the game as they did.
All the best,