Ian Wright slams key Pulis substitution, says Berahino should leave West Brom

Saido Berahino

The former Crystal Palace striker was left disappointed by the Baggies on Saturday afternoon.

Former Crystal Palace striker was left puzzled by West Brom boss Tony Pulis's negative tactics at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon, according to BT Sport.

And Wright was especially confused by Pulis's decision to substitute young forward Saido Berahino.

Indeed, if he were in Berahino's shoes, the ex-Crystal Palace man says he would have no hesitation about wanting to leave West Brom.

Wright told BT: "I found Saido Berahino going off very strange. Taking Berahino off, I think they're very negative.

"They've got the players to be offensive but it's just so negative. For me, if I'm Berahino in that situation, I want to leave. If I can't stay on in a game like this, when you want something created, why do you want to stay?"

Wright wasn't the only one to comment on Pulis's negative tactics after West Brom's 2-0 defeat at former club Crystal Palace.

Indeed, both West Brom and Palace fans had plenty to say on Twitter about the Welshman's approach.

Even Pulis will know he will have to change his methods soon if the Baggies are to start picking up points. But, like Jose Mourinho, the West Brom boss is in danger of simply entering a cycle of defensive football where he becomes incapable of getting his side to go forward more.

And, as Wright says, that certainly won't encourage someone like Berahino to stay at the Hawthorns. The Midlands outfit sit 17th in the Premier League table, although they are four points above Aston Villa, who are in the relegation zone.

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