It’s not a usual situation for Tony Pulis – he has been in charge of many English clubs but he has always managed to do well but his recent results with West Bromwich Albion haven’t been that good and he admitted that he is under pressure.
The Englishman said that the recent run of results is “one of the worst I’ve been on as a manager”. He added that he isn’t affected by this pressure but he knows that the team have to improve not to be a part of the relegation battle. West Brom lost the last match 1-0 against Huddersfield and following this result, Pulis admitted that the things are not going entirely well.
Tony Pulis talked about this unsuccessful period of his time with West Brom as he said, according to BBC: “If you’re on the run on we’re on, I don’t care which club you’re at, you’re going to get stick and you have to take it. It’s not the first time it’s happened to me as a manager. You know there are a certain amount of supporters who will give you a hard time.”
He doesn’t really care about the criticism of him but he cares mostly about his players: “But my main concern is with the players. I want to protect them so they can just go out and play and give everything in every game. Everyone’s still so together. It reminds me of my time at Stoke. John Williams [chief executive] popped in to have a chat with the lads after the game. He’s a good man. He knows the game. But I’m not stupid enough to think you can get away with losing every week.”
And the former Stoke manager didn’t want to blame his players for the loss against Huddersfield: “You can’t fault my players, who have worked incredibly hard. When Huddersfield went down to 10 men there were times when we could have displayed a little more care in the final third. But we were beaten by a wonder goal when it should have been a free-kick given our way.”