West Brom boss emphasises the quality of Everton players

Tony Pulis Interview - 23/02/2014

Tony Pulis had high praise for many of Toffees stars ahead of Monday's match.

West Bromwich Albion manager Tony Pulis has been running through the Everton side ahead of the Baggies match with the Toffees on Monday, and he has made it clear that he feels Roberto Martinez's side are an impressive outfit by coming up with an list of player's strengths in comments appearing in the Birmingham Mail.

Everton have lost just one match so far this season, and pulled off a spectacular 3-1 win over champions Chelsea in their last match at Goodison Park.

Pulis sees his side face the Merseyside club at the Hawthorns in what is the final Premier League match of this round of fixtures, and having secured a morale boosting win over rivals Aston Villa last weekend.

"I watched their last couple of games and they're good," Pulis is quoted as saying in the Mail.

"They've got some good players. The two kids at full-back have done exceptionally well and I mean that.

"Stones and Jagielka have formed a very good partnership, Barry is still performing at a very high level.

"Barkley has unbelievable ability, Kone is playing in from the right and can score.

"Lukaku can score, Naismith is a tremendous worker so they've got good energy and that little bit of grit and determination to win games and not to lose games and Roberto has got that in abundance at the moment."

Everton won this fixture against an Alan Irvine led Baggies side in September last season, with Romelu Lukaku scoring his first goal after his a permanent move to the club from Chelsea. West Brom are a different outfit under former Stoke boss Pulis though, and they managed to draw in the return fixture in January.

The Midlands side will now be hoping to go one better by securing a win, a result that would send Pulis and his side above the Toffees.

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