Jonas Olsson felt West Brom let slip a great opportunity to break through the 40-point barrier in Saturday’s defeat against Norwich.
Tony Pulis’ Baggies went into the game against the relegation-haunted Canaries, who were without a win in 11, on the back of a great run in which they had picked up 19 points from 11 games and were unbeaten on home soil for eight matches.
However, Alex Neil’s side snatched the vital three points at the Hawthorns to move out of the relegation places thanks to Robbie Brady’s second-half strike which also sealed Norwich their first away clean sheet of the season.
It leaves Albion in 11th position on 39 points – 13 clear of the relegation places – but Olsson was unhappy that they failed to kick on and move into the top half of the Premier League table.
The veteran Sweden international central defender said: “We have to get there first (40 points) and hopefully once there we’ll set new targets.
“It’s very disappointing because we want to push higher up the table. There were three or four teams that are on 43 or 44 points that we wanted to get involved with.”