Nigerian striker Josh Maja says everyone at West Bromwich Albion is disappointed to have lost to Leicester City, especially in the manner they did but the team performance will serve as motivation going forward.
Maja thought his 89th-minute goal to cancel out Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall’s 72nd-minute opener would be enough to get his side at least a point but the Baggies got their hearts broken when Harry Winks scored a 94th minute winner.
Despite the disappointment, Maja said there were several positives to take from the loss. “We’re disappointed. We showed a lot of character and we can take a lot of positives from today, despite the disappointment of the result,” Maja told the club’s website.
“Hopefully we can bounce back quickly. We had a lot of confidence after the goal and I think it shows how much character we have, the fact we pushed hard for the win against a side sat at the top of the league.
“It didn’t happen, but we’ll take the positives and move forward. It came down to fine margins and we have to learn from it.
The goal was the first for Maja in the colours of West Brom and the former Bordeaux striker says he hopes it is the first of many. “It was a big moment for me to get my first goal for the club. Hopefully, it’s the first of many.
“I was grateful to get more minutes and I want to show everyone what I can do and play my part in helping this club win games.