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Pulis: We Need To Keep Believing

14 December 2013

Tony Pulis is pleased that his side have bought into what he is asking from them and his side sat in the dressing room at the end of the Chelsea game disappointed that they 
were not leaving west London with something from the game. 

"To be in the game for 94 minutes is testament to the commitment and the effort.  The important thing is that the lads keep believing that we have got a chance and that we keep playing with that spirit and commitment."

Marouane Chamakh scored his third goal in three games to bring the visitors back in the game and the boss is encouraged by the way he is helping the overall team effort.

"I thought when we got it to Chamakh we played some good stuff, Chamakh slows it down for us, gets a pass off and gives us time to get runners up the pitch.

"Yannick Bolasie came on and was a threat, Jason Puncheon was a threat and Cameron Jerome was smashing. There's a threat there."

Pulis said there is a lot to be done but is encouraged by what he is seeing from his new group of players.

"The lads have bought into what we're trying to do. The most important thing is to galvanise a spirit within a football club.

"An example of that is how Marouane has bought into that. You've seen the quality, he's a top player. Arsene Wenger doesn't buy players who can't play. The kid can play.

"It's helped, I think, that he's been given the responsibility to play just off the striker, where he's got more room and space and he hasn't got his back to play all the time."

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