West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has hailed Southampton as a model club ahead of this weekend’s clash in the Premier League at the Hawthorns.
Saints head into the game on the back of a 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace looking to put pressure on the Baggies, who sit one place above them in 8th.
And Pulis knows his side must be at their best if they are to record victory over a side he holds in high regard.
“Southampton are a fantastic model for the Premier League. They bring a lot of players through and their recruitment has been brilliant.” Pulis.
“They are a top 10 team with some brilliant players and it will be a tough game for us.
“On our day we can give anyone a game. If we aren’t on our game then we fall a little short. That’s the level we’re at.
“The team deserves a lot of credit for they’ve done so far this season, but we’re still pushing them for more.
“Our home form has been pretty good this year. It’s important for us to put in a performance and hopefully we can get a good result.”