Baggies chief puts pressure on opponents

Tony Pulis has urged his West Brom side to enjoy their upcoming games at Arsenal and Tottenham, insisting “the pressure is not on us”.

West Brom: Baggies chief puts pressure on opponents West Brom: Baggies chief puts pressure on opponents

The Baggies chief will take his side to the Emirates Stadium for Thursday’s rearranged clash knowing they are not mathematically safe, but sitting comfortably on 40 points and well clear of the bottom three.

Pulis is still looking for his side to pick up a few more points to be certain of Premier League football next term and finish the season on a high.

However, their first opponents have much more to play for as Arsenal need a win to strengthen their grip on a top-four place.

Albion will stay in north London and make the journey to Tottenham next Monday with Mauricio Pochettino’s men knowing they have to win to keep alive their hopes of catching leaders Leicester in the title race.

Add to the fact West Brom have performed well in their home games against the two sides, with a 2-1 win against Arsenal and a 1-1 draw with Spurs, and Pulis claims his players should relish the tests.

Pulis said in the Express & Star: “They are great games. I’ve told to the players, when we played Manchester City, there’s such a small percentage of people that get the opportunity to do this in their lives.

“We get to go to these football grounds and play against great players, great football teams, at great stadiums. You relish it, you shouldnÂ’t be nervous or worried about it.

“WeÂ’ll be given no chance to get anything at Arsenal or Tottenham like we were given no chance to get anything at Manchester City, so the pressureÂ’s not on us.

“We’ve got the points to keep us in the Premier League so we should really look forward to these games.”

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