Andrea Maldera said Albion will not change their identity after suffering a “tough” last-gasp defeat at Tottenham.

The stand-in head coach praised the courage of his side and said defeat came in the quest for a win.

Brennan Johnson scored deep in added time to spark prolonged Spurs celebrations after a 2-1 win.

Albion had led through a Pascal Gross penalty and looked the more likely winners after conceding an equaliser to Pape Matar Sarr.

Maldera said: “To concede a goal in the 96th minute in transition, away, is very tough because this is our mentality.

“We want to always score the second goal.

“If we need to defend, it is because the other team is better in that moment but we always want to score the second goal.

“We don’t think to stay in our half of the pitch.

“Yes, we can do better but I think they scored a very good goal.

“Very good quality, very good transition. The last pass by Son.

“They are big players but until that moment we played a big match with big courage.

“We go with JP (van Hecke) to (James) Maddison all pitch.

“We tried to press high always and sometimes we can, sometimes it is difficult.

“But we are this. We have to accept this because our team, our style, our identity is this one.

“We know we can lose but we are proud about the players, about the match.”