Webster: We get compliments from opponents during games

Defender happy for Albion to get plaudits but the focus is on Monday's game against Everton.

By Bruce Talbot • 06 May 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Webster helped keep a clean sheet in the win over Manchester United.

Adam Webster has revealed that Albion are being complemented on their style of play from opponents during games.

The defender played a crucial role in Thursday’s 1-0 win over Manchester United which lifted us into sixth place ahead of Monday’s Amex date with Everton.

During a break in play United striker Anthony Martial praised Albion’s performance when he spoke to Webster and he isn’t the only opponent to do so in recent weeks.

"Every team we play against always praise us on the pitch if there is a stoppage in the game," said Webster.

“Martial was saying to me how well we were playing and [Raheem] Sterling and [Conor] Gallagher said the same at Chelsea a couple of weeks ago. I think we were 1-0 down or 1-1 at the time and he (Sterling) was saying we should be 5-1 up.

“When it comes from players like that it shows the work we are doing, the way the manager has got us playing is amazing.”


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Praise from opponents is nice but Webster says Albion won’t be distracted from the job of qualifying for Europe for the first time in our history in the remaining six games.

“Thursday was huge to get back-to-back wins, which we haven’t done that for a while in the league," he added. 

“It is so important to do that because you can really kick on but to be honest as soon as Thursday was over the focus was already on Monday. As much as United was an amazing win and we wanted to enjoy it we can’t really because we have got another game. Everton are fighting for their lives, and it won’t be easy at all.

“But we just want to play our game. The way the manager sets us up it is all about us and what we can do to hurt the opposition, it’s a joy to be part of. There are going to be times when we might make a mistake but we fully believe in what we do because we work on it tirelessly day in and day out. When it comes to the game we know exactly we are doing. Everyone buys into it because we all want to do well for the team.”