Roberto De Zerbi hailed our 6-0 win over Wolves on Saturday as his ‘best game as a coach’.
His team were in complete control at The Amex and we became only the fifth Premier League team in history where three players scored two or more goals in a single match.
Deniz Undav netted his first league goals for Albion, while Pascal Gross and Danny Welbeck also got two each as Albion scored six goals in the top flight for the first time.
“I am not surprised, I love my players and it’s an honour to work here,” De Zerbi said. “The level of the players is fantastic.
“I think today was my best game as a coach but now we have to prepare for the next game. We deserve to achieve our target, to finish in a European spot.
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“I don’t want to speak about tactics or style of play, I want to speak only about the attitude and the passion because we are enduring a very tough period with many games in a row. In the last two games – Manchester United and Nottingham – we suffered a lot.
“This is the answer of people with passion and value, for this I am honoured to work with them.”
Billy Gilmour and Undav were both making just their third start of the league campaign, and De Zerbi reserved special praise for the pair.
“I decided to change five players to give us more energy, to be more alive during the game. I am not surprised by the performances of Gilmour or Undav, it’s just the other players’ level have been very high and it’s difficult to find the space for them, but I am delighted for the performance and the guys."