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Koren in uneasy truce with West Brom boss

West Brom midfielder Robert Koren has put his squabble with coach Roberto Di Matteo behind him as the club chase success on two fronts. The Slovenia captain was indirectly branded as "selfish" by Di Matteo for refusing to shake his hand having been substituted against Scunthorpe recently but, having held clear the air talks with the Italian, the 29-year-old is keen to focus on footballing matters.

"We talked about it as I've always been a guy to go to see the gaffer," Koren told the Birmingham Mail. "He talked to the press before he talked to me but we talked about that and we put it behind us.

"He's a professional, I'm a professional and we both want what's the best for the team and to get promotion to the Premier League."

He continued: "I also spoke to the manager about what he said about me being selfish. He explained he meant it in general about every player. People think he called me selfish, which I was disappointed with, and we talked about that as well. I always do my best for the team first, then myself second. But you have to look at the future."

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