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Olsson accepts criticism of West Brom defence

Bottom of the table West Brom have come in for criticism this campaign for their poor defensive performances. And Jonas Olsson feels such comments have been justified.

The tall Swede opened the scoring against Sunderland on Saturday but admitted that keeping a clean sheet was more important to him.

"The clean sheet gave me a lot more pleasure than the goal," said Olsson.

"It is always nice to score and there is no greater feeling on a football pitch.

"But there has been a lot of criticism for the defence during the season and I can understand why because we've conceded a lot of goals."

Olsson admits that the Baggies defence has let the team down, but was also quick to point out that it is a team game.

"I think the criticism has been fair. You can't close your eyes to reality. We concede a lot of goals so I think it's fair criticism.

"But it's not only the back four. You defend as a team and attack as a team with all 11 players."

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