West Brom

Paul Robinson has questioned Matheus Pereira’s “heart and fighting spirit” after West Brom drew with Newcastle on Sunday.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England goalkeeper said the 24-year-old’s passing and crossing from set plays was “disappointing” yesterday.

Pereira lost possession 17 times and was successful with just one of his eight crosses, as the two relegation-threatened sides shared a goalless draw at The Hawthorns. (Wyscout)

The Brazilian attacker has failed to register a single goal or assist in his last seven Premier League games.

In total, he has contributed six goals and three assists in 25 appearances across all competitions this term.

When asked for his assessment of Pereira’s display against Newcastle, Robinson told Football Insider:Β “Pereira has not hit the heights of last season.

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“He lost the ball a lot yesterday and his delivery was, again, was disappointing from set plays.

“It is an area of the game that West Brom will have looked heavily towards yesterday but he put in a number of poor corners.

“He has not shown the heart or the fighting spirit to get them out of the mess that they are in right now.

“It was an awful game to watch. It was really poor display from two teams that needed a result.”

Pereira was one of the Championship’s standout performers last season and he was integral to West Brom’s promotion.

His 42 appearances in the division yielded a staggering eight goals and 20 assists.

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