"90 minutes is all we have" - Slaven Bilic on West Brom's massive match against Queens Park Rangers

"90 minutes is all we have" - Slaven Bilic on West Brom's massive match against Queens Park Rangers

​West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilic has urged his players to go above and beyond when they meet Queens Park Rangers on Wednesday night.

West Brom have 90 minutes of action ahead of them where a win will see them make their return to the English Premier League.

“Forget about Friday, it’s about tonight,”  Bilic said about the team's loss to Huddersfield.

“We’re at home. It’s a late-night game.

“Come up, come out. Show mentality, show intensity, everyone, together and let’s finish the job.

“We are privileged. We’ve got a great opportunity.

“I am extremely proud of what we have done this season.

“But we don’t have to hide from the fact the whole season is now 90 minutes.

“We have to embrace it. Simply we have to.

“Are we good? Yes, we are good. Are we ready? Yes, we are ready.

“The reason for being optimistic for being positive is our players – for the 45 games we have played so far - they have had mostly great performances, performances with style.

“But also at the same time, they have been very compact. That is making me very optimistic.”Martin Rickett / PA

West Brom's promotion hopes are back on track following Brentford's loss to Stoke and The Baggies will be hoping to redeem themselves and they take on an important match of their season. 

“We don’t want to feel like that again,” he continued.

“Players are people. You can’t tell them not to feel pressure – of course, they feel the pressure.

“But I am telling them what is the best way for them to feel less pressure.

“That is by being front footed, by being brave and by doing what got us in this situation - playing football.

“We are damn good at that.

“We should be proud of what we have done so far – the whole West Bromwich Albion thing.

“Now is the time to finish it off.”

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