The home side flew out of the traps in the first half and went ahead via Zoltan Gera's third-minute strike.
But we gradually worked our way back into the game, Jermain Defoe buried his second goal in three games to level before the break and then hit the post as we dominated the second half without going on to take maximum points.
"In French we always say the bottle is half-full," smiled Jacques in the press room at The Hawthorns. "I am happy because we had two or three good chances to win the game but West Brom also had chances at the start.
"I think for our fans and for West Brom's fans it was a good game and it was a good point for my team. I accept the result.
"I repeat myself but we haven't had a good preparation for the start of the season with injured players. This was Robbie Keane's first game in the championship and many players have left the club, many arrived, two or three just before the start of the season.
"So I am happy with this result and happy with how things have gone so far. It was a good result for our morale."
Jacques Santini announced himself happy with a point as we maintained our unbeaten start to the Premiership with a 1-1 draw against West Brom at The Hawthorns.