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Olsson insists there’s still plenty to play for

Defender also offers thoughts on Arsenal defeat

JONAS Olsson stressed Albion still have plenty to play for in their four remaining Barclays Premier League games.

The Baggies face Spurs at White Hart Lane on Monday night, before finishing the campaign with fixtures against West Ham and Liverpool at The Hawthorns and a trip to Bournemouth sandwiched in between.

The aim now for Tony Pulis’ side will be to better last season’s 13th-place finish, as well as the 2014/15 campaign’s points tally of 44.

“It wasn’t to be for us against Arsenal, but we still have four games and we have to do our very best for the fans who travel to watch us,” said Olsson.

“It’s important for the club and for the players to finish well to prepare for next season.

“There will be a few players in the squad who will be going to Euro 2016 so they will want to prepare in the best possible way for that.

“There is still a lot of things to play for.”

The Swedish centre-back accepted that the Baggies were simply second best on Thursday night against Arsenal, as the Gunners ran out comfortable 2-0 winners.

He said: “We can’t complain about the result.

“Sometimes you have to accept that you are playing against a better team.

“They were really good in the first-half and more or less killed the game then with the two goals.

“We have to dust ourselves off and come back to London on Monday to play Spurs.”