Slav: We knew it would be tough

Last updated : 23 October 2019 By Wba-mad Editor

Slaven Bilic insisted he's never happy with a point from any game, but was a relived man after Albion came from two goals down to rescue a draw at home to Barnsley. 

Prior to kick off, Bilic was keen to stress there were no easy games in the Championship. And, after a slow start from the Baggies, Bilic quickly found his side 2-0 down and starring at a first home defeat of the season. 

But not for the first time this season, Bilic's substitutes made an impact and Albion scored twice in the last half an hour to earn a share of the points and to stay two points clear at the top of the Championship. 

"It is mixed emotions," Bilic told Radio WM after the game. 

"We are never happy with a point, no matter who we play or where. I knew it would be tough. There are no free lunches in life, not to mention the Championship.

"We were not patient enough and were trying to do a killer ball when the situation was nowhere near ready for it.

"Considering half-time and how the result went, we have to take this point as a fantastic point. We deserved to equalise, then we ran out of steam, but the players showed spirit, character and maturity."