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Wary Slav and the WBA sun lounger theory

Tony Pulis and Slav as WBA boss plays to the gallerySlaven Bilic has warned that a Tony Pulis team won’t be heading for the sun loungers at the Hawthorns this afternoon and that the Hammers need to be at their best.

And he has repeated that “we cannot afford to lose games or not to win them.”

He said: “It is going to be hard because we have four tough games and Liverpool are playing good, but we have had a good run and are fully motivated.”

“The top six is a target and has been for quite a while, though not at the beginning of the season. With four games to go we have a little bit of a gap, but we can’t afford to lose games or not win them.”

After their surprise draw at White Hart Lane Bilic admitted his respect declaring: “They are not on the beach. It can happen, but a lot of the time teams are playing for pride or their futures.

“Once when I played in Germany, we played the last game of the season and needed to win to get into Europe. We played a team, who like Aston Villa were already relegated, but they beat us 5-1.

“Make no mistake, West Brom are going to be up for it, They have quality in the last third and they are safe with a cigar. It looks like they have never been troubled at all.”

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