Every Leicester City fan should be proud of their team – I hope they win the league, says West Brom’s Tony Pulis

2 Mar

West Brom manager Tony Pulis says he will join ‘most of football’ in hoping Leicester City win the Premier League title in May.


The Foxes dropped two points as they were held at home to the Baggies on Tuesday evening, as Pulis’ men took the game to the league leaders at the King Power Stadium.

Claudio Ranieri’s men will go second on goal difference if Tottenham beat West Ham at Upton Park on Wednesday, but Pulis hopes they can regain the upper hand in the title race.

The Albion boss said: “Leicester are a wonderful team, they are pretty old fashioned in lots of respects.

“They play through the pitch quickly, they don’t hang around with the ball, they get it wide and get balls into the box. You have to defend well and doggedly against them and every Leicester City supporter should be really proud of their team.

“Now we’ve played this game, I hope they win the league.

“I don’t think until as far back as Nottingham Forest – when they got promoted with Cloughie [Brian Clough] from the second division to the first division – it was a team to come from nowhere and actually win the title.

“If they do it it’s an even greater achievement than Forest because the financial divide between teams is enormous now. So they have got my backing and I think most of football will hope they are able to achieve what will be an absolutely remarkable, remarkable success story.”

The point moves West Brom up to 13th with 36 points – 12 clear of the drop zone – but the Welshman is keen not to rest on his laurels.

He added: “Let’s get the 40 points and see where we are.

“It’s important to do that. It’s been a strange league this year.

“We understand we have to keep focused, keep together and work as hard as what we have done [against Leicester] and hopefully get those points as quickly as possible as you can’t take anything for granted in this league.”

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