Monday 24 October 2016

Pulis backs Berahino to find the net

Saido Berahino
Saido Berahino

Tony Pulis backed Saido Berahino to find the net should West Brom be awarded another penalty against Arsenal tonight.

The striker's turbulent season took another downward turn on Saturday when he had two penalties saved by Heurelho Gomes in Watford's 1-0 victory.

But Berahino remains on penalty duty and Pulis has seen no ill effects from his difficult afternoon.

"He has been brilliant. He has been as good as gold," said the Baggies manager.

"He missed two penalties. Everybody does it. The boy wanted to pick the second one up and take that one and he has missed that one.

"He will pick the next one up and take that as well and hopefully he will smash it into the back of the next.

"It's all character-building for him. He is a tremendous player. This year has been very much a rollercoaster season for him and things have happened to him that have never happened in his career before, but you dust yourself down and move on.

"The kid has been in there and the chances he has missed mean he will get stronger, but he won't stop going in there. He is that type of character."

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