Foster praises Mooro’s principles

BEN Foster has praised the principles with which Darren Moore has kept Albion alive in the Premier League survival battle.

The Baggies are unbeaten during Moore’s four-game reign, collecting eight points with victories over Manchester United and Newcastle and draws against Swansea and Liverpool. 

Albion still have it all to do, however, and must beat Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace in their remaining two fixtures to have any chance of avoiding relegation.

Foster believes a renewed culture of “respect” and “unity” is the reason Mooro’s men are still fighting.

“Mooro has brought unity back to the club,” he said following Saturday’s 1-0 victory at St James’ Park.

“He’s been around the team for a long time and he knows what works with the team. 

“It’s a very simple recipe to be honest and it’s a very similar team to the one that’s been playing all year that’s starting. 

“He’s got us working for each other. 

“The principle is to respect your fellow team-mate - and it’s not like we didn’t before. It’s just more a realisation that we are all in this together. 

“It’s about sticking together and getting behind each other. 

“He’s a real good guy and you can’t help but want to work for him and wish the best for him.

Foster added: “In the last five or ten minutes of the game on Saturday - when they were swinging all sorts of balls into the box - you’re more than happy to lay your life on the line for him. You know it means so much to him as well. 

“Me and all the lads must pay a lot of credit to Mooro, Jimmy Shan and Neil Cutler - they’ve brought us together at a really difficult time. 

“We have a real sense of belief back about the place. Our confidence had taken a huge knock and confidence is a huge part of the game. I would say more than half of being a footballer is about confidence.” 

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