Frustration For Pulis Following Watford Draw
Head coach Tony Pulis was not a happy man at the full time whistle as West Bromwich Albion shared a point with Watford on Saturday.
Hosting Marco Silva's side at The Hawthorns for the game, Salomon Rondon gave us the lead in the 18th minute with Jonny Evans popping up three minutes later to make the score two nil.
Watford got one back before the half time break and then levelled the scores five minutes into stoppage time at the end of the game, and Pulis wasn't best pleased to see us throw the lead away and he was even less happy with the performance of the referee on the day.
Speaking to wba.co.uk briefly at the full time whistle, Pulis explained.
'It`s disappointing. I was really disappointed with their second goal. We weren`t set up well enough and we were too open. We played very well at times but in patches not consistently well. There are no easy games in the Premier League and that`s why it is so disappointing. It`s two points lost. Similar to the Stoke game, we had the game in the bag but we`ve allowed them back into it.'
As for his thoughts on the referee, the Birmingham Mail have him quoted as saying about the build up to their leveller.
'The challenge from McClean is a fair challenge. He plays the ball and is nowhere near the player and the referee has got a great view of it. That`s two games in a row where a decision that`s gone against us has cost us a goal. It was disappointing.'
'Having said that I think we should be more set up to make sure they didn`t counter-attack. To leave the other side of the pitch that empty for the lad to turn from one pass and run at us was disappointing.'
Pulis also blasted the referee when it came to the stoppage time he played.
'There were four minutes injury time, they actually scored in the 95th minute. So little things like that have gone against us and it`s disappointing. The first half he played a minute over. And second half he played a minute over. It`s disappointing, very disappointing.'
With Rondon finding the net in the game, that was obviously a source of delight for the gaffer though.
'I thought Salomon did brilliantly. He tired at the end, but I thought he did brilliantly. It`s a goal that should give him great confidence which is brilliant for us. Hopefully by the time the international break is over we`ll have Chadli and Burke available which again should help us.'