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on Mar 25, 2014

West Brom striker Victor Anichebe has said that performance does not matter for relegation threatened teams and it is only results that count at the end of the day.

He says that manager Pepe Mel should be given more time after the former Real Betis manager has so far been unable to bring three points for the club after his arrival a few months ago. He has been in charge of the team for the last seven matches, but there have been no victories during this period. West Brom have achieved draws against Liverpool and Chelsea, but it is three points that will help them get out of relegation trouble.

Anichebe scored the equaliser against Chelsea in a 1-1 draw and he has been a regular first team player under Mel. The league woes continued for the team during the weekend after they lost 3-0 struggling Manchester United team. Since taking over, the manager has tried to introduce a new style of football at the club. However, it is yet to take shape in the form of results and there have already been noises that the manager may not last until the end of the season. After a flying start to the campaign under Steve Clarke, the club are outside the drop zone on goal difference.

“We’re in a serious position and we need to pull our socks up and get some points. Results are all that matter now. The next couple of games against teams around us are the games that are important for us. They’re the games we need to start picking up points from. If we can get that foundation of being hard to beat, we’ve got the players who can score goals. The most important thing is we need to be really hard to beat,” said the striker.


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