Joseph Masi has been speaking on the Baggies Broadcast about what Valerien Ismael believes will get West Brom some more wins on the board.
Last weekend was yet again another frustrating 90 minutes for West Brom fans and their manager, as they both had to watch on as their team fell to their fourth defeat of the season – and the ninth time they have failed to pick up three points – after a 1-0 loss to Huddersfield Town.
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The Baggies were down to 10 men for the latter stages of the match as Jake Livermore saw red for a high boot on Fraizer Campbell, however, despite this latest result, Ismael reportedly still believes he knows what to do if West Brom want to win games.
Masi has been speaking about Ismael’s principles and what he will continue to do at The Hawthorns to turn their fortunes around.
“I didn’t see this with my own eyes, but I was told by someone else in the press room after the game that pretty soon after the full-time whistle went, one of the analyst guys at Albion went over to Ismael with a laptop and was pointing to all the data and stuff, and they were nodding their heads.
“I’ve got absolutely no doubt that Ismael could produce a series of flipcharts which would suggest that Albion did enough to win that game, and I think that’s what Ismael believes.
“Based on that data, he believes his principles, as in if you keep doing the things he wants, eventually, you’ll get more wins than defeats.”
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The Frenchman spent just over half a season in the Championship last campaign with Barnsley and he got them into the play-offs, but of late at The Hawthorns, things have not been going exactly to plan, as just three wins from their last eight league matches have seen them fall eight points off the pace in the race for automatic promotion.
Masi appeared to be quite confident that Ismael can talk up a good game off the pitch and prove how his methods and ideas will and should get West Brom the necessary results, but if that doesn’t start being proved on the pitch, fans could become annoyed, especially if they continue to drift further away from the top two.