West Brom boss Sam Allardyce has challenged his gamers to provide one other “high quality” efficiency in opposition to Burnley to point out that the hassle final outing didn’t come “simply because it was Manchester United”.
The Baggies, who’re 12 factors adrift of security in nineteenth place within the Premier League, drew 1-1 with United on the Hawthorns on Sunday, main by way of an early Mbaye Diagne purpose earlier than Bruno Fernandes’ Forty fourth-minute equaliser.
Whereas Allardyce feels frustration that Albion didn’t win that contest, he has praised the show his facet delivered.
West Brom now tackle Burnley, then host Brighton and Newcastle earlier than travelling to Crystal Palace – groups presently mendacity fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth and 14th respectively.
And Allardyce stated: “I am wanting ahead to the 90 minutes of high quality that we may give, as we gave 90 minutes of high quality in opposition to Manchester United.
“I am actually difficult the gamers – it is not going to be a efficiency that prime, is it, simply because it was Manchester United?
“That is my problem to them – this efficiency you gave in opposition to Manchester United has to occur in opposition to Burnley on Saturday, it needs to be simply nearly as good, and generally if attainable even higher. That is the problem to the gamers.”
He added: “I need to see if we’re proactive by the best way we play, the extent of efficiency we play in opposition to Burnley.
“And that may point out to me whether or not we will solely play to that stage if we play one of many greater sides and never one of many sides that is in and round us – that for me can be a large disappointment, if that occurs on Saturday.”
West Brom have received solely one in every of 11 league video games since Allardyce succeeded Slaven Bilic in December, and none of their final six.
That has included a 2-2 draw with 18th-placed Fulham on January 30 and a 2-1 loss to rock-bottom Sheffield United three days later – each video games through which that they had the lead.
Relating to the Manchester United match, Allardyce – who introduced in 5 signings within the January switch window, together with Diagne – stated: “We should always have overwhelmed them. We had the higher probabilities within the second half.
“However at the very least we’re getting there, as a result of at the very least we did not give foolish targets away, and at the very least we’re getting probabilities to attain targets.
“Maybe I am asking for an excessive amount of too quickly, I do not know. However I’ve received to maintain driving the gamers ahead and say ‘take full benefit of the alternatives you get’, as a result of we have to, as a result of we have to begin profitable.”