Bolasie's Blog: West Brom

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It was important to claim all three points yesterday against a team that is also fighting relegation because they are the games which we literally have to win.

We got off to a really good start and managed to keep our intensity going for the whole match. I am really happy with the three points as it has pushed us up the league.

Last week's game at Arsenal was draining because they had so much of the ball, which meant we had to keep our focus throughout the 90 minutes.

Unfortunately two lapses of concentration cost us and they punished us by scoring two goals. I am delighted that we managed to bounce back against West Brom.

It was a dream start for all the new boys on Saturday. Tom Ince got onto the end of my pass and Joe Ledley also managed to get onto the scoresheet on his debut as well.

The new signings doing so well makes us believe in the gaffer even more. We continued to work as a unit rather than individuals. It was a great day all round. 

We have another tough game in midweek against Everton and we will be looking forward to going up to Goodison Park. They came over here and drew 0-0 so hopefully we can go up there and get something out of the game. 

Playing against my fellow countryman Youssouf Mulumbu was a proud moment. I didn't get into any challenges with him but it is always good seeing a compatriot on the pitch. 

I really wanted to take the penalty yesterday because scoring goals gives you confidence. But Marouane Chamakh knew he was going to take it so there was no real discussion. 

Talking of strikers, I would just like to state how delighted we are to see Glenn Murray back.

The fans and players were buzzing because he is such an important player for us. He scored 30 goals last season which helped us seal a spot in the Premier League.

We are up to 13th but we have to keep our feet on the ground and kick on against Everton. We still have 13 games left so we will not be getting carried away.

Crystal Palace winger Yannick Bolasie was speaking exclusively to GiveMeSport after his side's encounter with West Brom.

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