Burn: A point apiece is fair

Defender content with Albion's performance in 0-0 draw with Arsenal.

By Paul Camillin • 02 October 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Dan Burn has been impressed by the impact of Marc Cucurella.

Dan Burn said it was mixed emotions after the goalless draw with Arsenal at the Amex tonight, and he couldn't quite decide if it was a point gained or two points dropped. 

"A draw was a fair result. It was good to get a clean sheet and keep the run going. We have been playing well and put in another good performance today. We will aim to kick on after the international break.

"The mentality as a club is that we want to be in the top-ten at some point, and while we are not counting our chickens, it is the vision.

By Paul Hazlewood
Ben White made his first appearance against Albion since his summer switch to Arsenal.

"I feel everything we have done building up to the game was very good. We thought they would change a little bit after half-time and try and put us under pressure as we controlled the first half well. 

"It's Arsenal and they have got quality in the team, especially in the forward positions, but I thought everyone was brilliant, including the subs who came on. That just shows the team spirit we have here."

Albion created a number of opportunities on the night, one falling to Burn in the first half, as he worked an opening to get on the end of a Lewis Dunk cross.

He added, "I never score headers! I was disappointed, as I would love to get on the scoresheet again. 

"That's the hardest part of football. The lads at the top end of the pitch have done really well this season. When they have had chances they have taken them. 

"We were really good with the principles of play, the way we played out, and we got into those positions, and on another day we could have scored one of those."

Meanwhile, Burn said he has been really impressed by summer signing Marc Cucurella.

"He is very good. It's a position we have been looking at for a while, we have played a lot of different players in that position - me included - but he brings that bit of quality. 

"He is very calm on the ball, but he showed the other side of the game and got stuck in today and overall he has done very well. 

Technically he has got that quality. He has been in the Spain squad, he has been to the Olympics. It has been a change from La Liga, but he has dealt with it really well."