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West Brom boss Pulis: Players need to move out their celebrity bubble

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has had a pop at the celebrity status of top level players.

Albion's head coach takes charge of his 1,000th game this weekend when the Baggies travel to his former club Stoke.

Asked about the biggest changes he's seen, the Welshman said of Premier League players: “They've become film stars really as much as anything.

“The only thing I would say is that sometimes by coming in at an early age and not seeing what the rest of the world and what life is like outside of football they have no perception how fortunate they are.

“If you could bring something to this game, it's giving them the opportunity to look outside the bubble they live in and recognise how lucky they are in lots of ways."

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