Mwepu: We need to react to Cottagers defeat

Midfielder made his first league start of the campaign on Tuesday.

By Matt Bishop • 01 September 2022

By Paul Hazlewood
Enock Mwepu has played in all of Albion's Premier League matches so far this campaign, but Tuesday's game at Fulham marked his first start.

Enock Mwepu is determined to keep improving after making his first start of the season in our defeat against Fulham.

Tuesday’s 2-1 loss was our first in ten Premier League matches, a run which stretched back to defeat at Manchester City in April, and was also the first time Mwepu had been named in the starting eleven this term.

The Zambian said, “My pre-season wasn’t very good, I was injured and it’s been really tough for me. But I’m working hard and doing all I can to get in the team and help them. I need to build more confidence and reach the level the guys are at, because they have been fantastic.

“I should reach that level and that’s what I’m working on. We have a really good team, we look really strong, and I want to play my part.

By Paul Hazlewood
Albion have ten points to their name after five games.

The loss at Craven Cottage curtailed our impressive start to the season, but Albion still enter September in the top four of the Premier League and have the best defensive record in the division.

“Nights like Tuesday can happen,” said Mwepu. “We didn’t start well, misplaced too many passes and Fulham looked much better, so it was hard to comeback. We need to react now. There are the things we need to work on in training to improve and we’ll do that.

“We won’t let one defeat reduce our energy or morale. We’ll keep pushing to bounce back quickly and if we win on Sunday, it will give us a good boost forward.”