Vital Football

Latest WBA News

Mel - No Fear Ahead Of Man City Trip

Mel - No Fear Ahead Of Man City Trip

Head coach Pepe Mel has said that the Albion team should not be fazed by their trip to the Etihad Stadium when we face Manchester City in our next game.

Mel told wba.co.uk that he felt the team could take a lot of confidence and belief from the way we played and performed against Tottenham Hotspur in our last game so he sees no reason why we should be anxious or nervous ahead of the City match.

'The biggest job now that the technical team has is to lift the players. The players have done well and they deserve to have more points. We don't consider we will lose to Manchester City. We also have two very important home games against West Ham and Stoke and an extremely important trip to Sunderland. If we keep doing things in the vain we have then things will go for us.'

Mel says that having lost only one of our last five games should be a real source of confidence also for the team as we head into the run in, and with us having a good goal difference and also a game in hand, it really is everything to play for in terms of building the three point gap we currently have on the teams in the dropzone.

'We feel we need four more points.'

And it's in our own hands, which is something Liam Ridgewell echoed in another interview.

'It's very tight and I think it's been like that for a couple of weeks now. Everyone has been dragged back into it - teams who probably thought they were safe. But it's in our own hands and we've got to make sure we pick up the points to make sure we're safe.'

Ridgewell was asked if one more win would do it for us, and he said that he'd prefer another two or three really so that we did finish the season on a high and give the fans something to really cheer about, as the 29 year old admitted he knew it hadn't been good enough this season and also again that the team were disappointed with the draw against Spurs because of the way we let the lead slip.

Vital West Brom on: facebook

Vital West Brom on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Baggy Boy
Date:Tuesday April 15 2014
Time: 7:50PM

Login to post a comment

Recent West Bromwich Albion Articles

Behaviour Rules - Some Initial Reaction

Various rules on what is and isn't acceptable are being rolled out this season in an attempt to reduce 'intolerable behaviour' towards match day officials. What's the initial reaction?

Roberts Heads To Oxford

Talented young striker Tyler Roberts has today headed to the Kassam Stadium and Oxford United on a six month loan spell.

New Rules For 2016/17 - Reminder

With only a few weeks to go until proper football returns following our (again) unsuccessful...

Juventus Link Cools, Leeds Fullback Now An Interest?

West Bromwich Albion have been linked with Juventus midfielder Mario Lemina in recent days, but that interest has been replaced by Charlie Taylor of Leeds United.

Archived Vital Baggies Articles

Vital Baggies articles from

Site Journalists

Baggy Boy
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Liverpool MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Foster7%
Dawson5%
McAuley0%
Olsson0%
Evans1%
Fletcher2%
Yacob4%
Leko44%
Gardner1%
McClean1%
Rondon33%
Sub - Chester1%
Sub - Roberts0%
Sub - Field1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Arsenal 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Burnley 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Chelsea 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Everton 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Hull City 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Leicester City 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Liverpool 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Man City 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Man Utd 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Middlesbrough 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
18 Watford 0 0 0 0 0 0
19 WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Recent West Bromwich Albion  Results (view all)

West Bromwich Albion  Fixtures (view all)