Pepe Mel claims Saido Berahino and James Morrison bust-up has brought squad together
West Brom boss Pepe Mel claims the bust-up between Saido Berahino and James Morrison has brought his squad together.
Last Updated: 13/04/14 11:21am
Forward Berahino and midfielder Morrison were involved in a post-match confrontation following the 3-3 draw with Cardiff City at the Hawthorns on March 29.
However, Albion responded to the negative headlines by picking up three vital points from a 1-0 win at Norwich City last Saturday.
"When we win it's very different," said Mel, who is now preparing for a home match against Tottenham this weekend.
"We have a big game this Saturday. The players know now that the only route is to be united. The problems made us more united.
"All of the players have really helped and gone in the same direction. The dressing room has shown itself to be very professional.
"I don't mind if there are fights if in the following match we win.
"Is it healthy? No, but it's something that's normal among players and young players who are ambitious.
"The most important thing is what happens on May 12. I'm certain West Brom will still be in the Premier League."
Mel sees his side making progress after a difficult spell following his arrival early this year.
"I think it's important to be strong defensively and last week the last game was our first clean sheet," added the Spaniard.
"This is the route we have to follow because going forward we're very strong."