Goalscorer Leandro Trossard felt Albion were too sloppy on the ball in the second half in their 1-1 draw against Aston Villa at the Amex.

Trossard had given Albion the lead in the 38th minute after he latched onto Neal Maupay’s pass and put the ball into the bottom corner.

However, Jack Grealish was once again the thorn in Albion’s side equalising with 15 minutes to go and Trossard felt that Albion’s second half performance let them down.

Trossard said: “It is a little bit of shame that we gave the game away that way because I think in the first half we controlled the game and everything was in our hands.

“The second half we were a little bit sloppy and then we lose the ball in the midfield and one counter attack and it is a goal.

“That cannot happen in the next games, we have to learn from that as it has happened a couple of times this season.”

Albion have now drawn five of their 12 home games so far this season and Trossard thinks Albion need to improve.

He said: “We have given away the points on a number of occasions this season and we have to learn from it because it is a tough league, every game is difficult and the next game is Tuesday, so we have to go for it again.”

Trossard made his 11th start of the season and he says it’s enjoyable to be part of the team when they play like they do in the first half.

He said: “Every game we are playing we are getting better.

“We did that in the first half and it is not like we played bad in the second half, but we just needed to kill the game in some ways.

“After they scored the equaliser they just sat back and killed the game and that is what we need to try do in our next few games.”