Progress pleases Poyet

Albion concluded their tour with a goalless draw against Corboda on

Saturday, keeping a first clean sheet in four matches. Poyet

highlighted areas for improvement after last season and the game

against Corboda gave his players the opportunity to prove their

progress. “We were talking after the game and we saw players who

have been with us for a couple of years and they are totally

different players,” Poyet told the club’s official website. “They

really understand the game and that’s very pleasing for me to see

as a manager. “Corboda were good at pressing us and we came unstuck

a little bit last season when teams were pressing us high up the

pitch. We have been working on that and here we did things very

well and we’re learning for the future in the Championship. Now

teams have got to be careful because we have another option in

playing long. There are big decisions for the opposition.” The

Uruguayan added: “It’s good that we didn’t concede because that was

the aim. I asked the players to do the basics and that’s what they

did. We were slightly the better side but it’s football and if you

don’t score you don’t win games.”