Tariq Lamptey couldn’t hide his delight after a second man of the match performance in three games helped Albion to a crucial 1-0 victory over Norwich City.
The teenage defender, making only his third Premier League start, impressed again as Albion did the double over the Canaries thanks to Leandro Trossard’s first-half finish. Once again Lamptey made a real mark with his lung-bursting runs forward, as well as his defensive discipline.
He said, “It’s hard to sum up those emotions at the end – it’s what you play football for. It’s a great win for the boys, we dug deep.
“We have been working hard in training and listened to what the gaffer had to say. It wasn’t pretty at times but we dug in and got the three points which is the most important thing.
“I think there’s always going to be chances in a game and credit to Norwich for hitting the post late on, they’re a good team and we perhaps got away with it at the end there!
“Coming into the game, we didn’t really talk about the importance of the three points. It was just another game to play our best and get three points. I’m glad we did.”
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Lamptey praised Graham Potter for giving him his chance since the season resumed.
“I want to say thank you to the gaffer and the boys for putting so much faith in me. I have worked really hard in training for this moment, to try and help the team as much as I can,” he added.
“It’s good for me to get a run of games and hopefully I can continue to get games and improve as a player at this level.”