Potter: I'm incredibly proud of what we've achieved

Head coach on a brilliant end to the season as Albion beat West Ham 3-1 to finish ninth.

By Bruce Talbot • 22 May 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Graham Potter's team finished ninth in the Premier League.

Graham Potter says he is ‘incredibly proud’ of what Albion have achieved this season.

We finished ninth in the Premier League – our highest ever top-flight finish – after ending the campaign by coming from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 thanks to goals from Joel Veltman, Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck.

“I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved,” said the head coach.

“They are an amazing group of players to work with, with brilliant support from everyone behind the scenes.

£It hasn’t been plain sailing this season. There have been ups and downs but we have stuck at it and finished really strongly.”

Albion trailed to Michail Antonio’s goal at the break before scoring three second-half goals.

“We wanted to finish well but I didn’t feel we played to the level we can in the first half so we made some adjustments, got on top and scored some good goals. It was a fantastic second-half by us. It summed up our spirit and character.

“It was great to finish with two good home wins. It will make our supporters happy and they can look forward to a happy summer.

“We can be proud of what we can but then there’s the challenge of improving. We’ll enjoy a holiday and then look to do better next season.”