Rondon holds European hope

25 Mar

West Brom forward Salomon Rondon insists his side can still qualify for the Europa League this season.

West Brom: Rondon holds European hope West Brom: Rondon holds European hope

The Baggies are currently 11th in the Premier League standings, 11 points off the top-six positions, but they have lost just one of their last five matches in the top flight, a run that includes victories against the likes of Manchester United, Crystal Palace and Everton.

Rondon believes that Albion can still qualify for Europe this season, as long as they can continue their recent run of results.

He said: “The distance that separates us from Europa League suggests that it is not crazy to arrive, but we must be aware of the teams we face.”

The Venezuela international insists his side must take their European challenge one game at a time, but he sees no reason why they cannot dream of competing on the continent for the first time since the 1981-82 campaign.

He added: “We focus on the game at a time because the Premier League forces you to do that. We look up and see a tangible goal as the Europa League. If we are close, why not dream of entering?”

Tony Pulis’ side will take on relegation-threatened Sunderland at the Stadium of Light in their next match on April 2, and punters may choose to use their free bet to back the Baggies to secure all three points in the north east.

Albion’s best ever finish during the Premier League era was eighth in 2012-13 although they will need to improve on that position if they are to secure Europa League qualification this season.


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