Clarke disappointed with first half show

31 January 2013 02:12
Boss admits more work is needed on the training ground

Baggies boss Steve Clarke admits Albion gave themselves a mountain to climb after finding themselves 2-0 down at half time against Everton.

A brace from Leighton Baines gave the Toffees the advantage at the break following another below-par 45 minutes from Steve Clarke’s men.

Albion came with a higher tempo after the break but, despite Shane Long’s goal, were unable to turn around a two goal deficit.

“We gave ourselves too much to do tonight,” said the Scot.

“It’s always difficult to get a result when you go two goals down in the Premier League.

“If you keep leaking two goals, you’re not going to get results.

“It’s been that way for a few weeks now.

“But it’s a collective responsibility.

“I’m the guy who picks the team, who has to get the tactics right and get the players right on the pitch.

“It starts with me and then it works through the players.

“Our team shape earlier in the season was good but for some reason now we’re leaking goals.

“It’s down to me and my coaching staff to find the reasons why and address the situation – and we’ll do that.”

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Source: WBA MAD


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