Tony Pulis has good news regarding Saido Berahino

Saido Berahino seems to have made himself a likeable figure in the West Bromwich Albion dressing room.

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has told The Sun that the players have warmed up to Saido Berahino.

Pulis made the comments before Saturday’s FA Cup quarter-final tie between the Baggies and Aston Villa at Villa Park.

“Saido is a good lad,” the 57-year-old told The Sun. “The trouble is the game is so different to when you and I played. It’s gone crazy. He’s young, he broke into the team, scored goals — and you suddenly get all the hype.

“These lads are pulled in all directions and can lose focus. But Fletch (Darren Fletcher) has spent time with Saido. The other lads have been good too.

“They’ve seen a different side to Saido in the past month and have warmed to him. He just came in a bit head-strong.”

Good news for West Brom

Berahino is a talented striker who is destined for big things, but his recent comments about leaving West Brom at the end of the season did not go down too well with the fans.

"If I can keep them in the Premier League and score as many goals as I can, I'm pretty sure the fans wouldn't mind me pushing on and moving on to bigger things,” The Mirror quoted him as saying in February.

But it seems that the 21-year-old has learnt from that ‘mistake’ and has become a bit more mature, which is good news for everyone related to West Brom.

The England Under-21 striker has not been exactly in great form this season and has struggled with consistency, but he has scored some important goals.

In 28 Premier League appearances so far this campaign, Berahino has scored 12 goals and created 21 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 84% and a shot accuracy of 52%.

The fact that the rest of the West Brom players have started to warm up to Berahino and are more understanding of his ‘nature’ certainly bodes well for the team for the rest of the season.

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