Steve Bruce has given his take on this afternoon’s dismal display at West Brom that saw us pick up a point in a game many believed we had to win.
Sadly – yet quite predictably – he’s quite content with a point based on his post-match comments. In fact, he’s “really, really pleased.”
When you consider Fulham are currently causing Liverpool all sorts of problem at Anfield and looking the side more likely to win (they are 0-1 up at half-time!), this is a truly damning take from a manager that’s just seen his side hang on for a draw against a truly awful West Brom.
Here’s what he’s had to say after the game:
“We are disappointed that we didn’t win, whether we did enough to win it, who knows?
“But the one thing was vitally important was that we didn’t get beat.
“We always knew it was going to be difficult in the circumstances.
“I was delighted with their attitude and spirit.
“We showed a real desire to get something out of the game.’
“The reason we got a point was the togetherness, attitude and desire.
“We lacked quality but were without our front three.
“To be without them and get a point really, really pleased me.
“In the last six games, we’ve won two and drawn two, and only lost against Man United and Chelsea, so it’s vitally important to make sure that we keep the run going.“
“We’ll take a point, and move on.”
That second line sums it up. It was a HUGE chance to win and move potentially six clear of Fulham, yet he played not to lose – just as he did against bottom of the league Sheffield United back in January.
As for that final comment – it’s probably time Bruce opened his eyes and realised we’ve won just TWO of our last 16 games. Also, he appears to have conveniently forgotten about that disastrous defeat to Palace.
That’s relegation form if I’ve ever seen it, yet our man in charge leaves The Hawthorn’s “really, really pleased.”