Albion striker rues missed penalties
TONY Pulis has backed Saido Berahino to bounce back from his double penalty blow.
The striker saw both spot-kicks saved by Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes.
But Pulis believes Berahino will learn from his missed opportunities.
And, furthermore, he has no qualms about keeping Berahino on penalty-taking duties.
Speaking after the 1-0 defeat, Pulis said:
Football can be a cruel game and I'm disappointed for the lads. And it was for Saido.
To say he's low is an understatement.
He's disappointed but that's the way it goes.
It wasn't our day, it wasn't Saido's day.
I think the first penalty wasn't the best but his second one was a very good save by their goalkeeper.
He has always been my penalty taker. He wanted to take the second one, which showed his confidence.
And when we get our next penalty I'm sure Saido will be the first player to grab the ball.
Strikers miss penalties and chances. The best strikes don't hide and want to go again.