Clarke accepts West Brom’s European dream almost over

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke reckons it is unlikely the team will qualify for the Europa League this season and set a points total of 50 to aim for.

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke reckons it is unlikely the team will qualify for the Europa League this season and set a points total of 50 to aim for.

"I think we are still a little bit away from there," Clarke said. "It is difficult to gauge the Europa League because it only goes down to fifth position at the moment.

"That's all you can say and maybe fifth position is just a little bit beyond us at the moment.

"I'm pleased we reached 40 points but also disappointed it has taken us to the end of February to reach it because we put ourselves in a great position.

"I was hopeful we could reach the target a little bit earlier. The lads know me well. I don't smile, I'm a little bit grumpy and I just keep pushing them.

"Fifty points now becomes the next target and a realistic one."

 

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