West Brom head coach Tony Pulis has hit out at Everton manager Roberto Martinez for bringing up an alleged kick-out by Saido Berahino on James McCarthy in the aftermath of Albion’s 1-0 win at Goodison Park last weekend.
The FA looked into the alleged incident and found no wrong doing and Pulis told the Daily Star that he wasn’t happy that Martinez even made mention of it in the first place.
There was no Saido tackle on McCarthy, otherwise [the FA] would have dealt with it. I was a little bit disappointed with Roberto in respect of trying to bring something up after we’d won the game.
West Brom won the game 1-0 thanks to a first half goal from Salomon Rondon. Despite Everton having numerous chances to equalise, they couldn’t find a way past Ben Foster and a stout Baggies defence and Pulis thinks that by accusing Berahino of lashing out, Martinez was basically being a bad sport.
It almost smells of sour grapes and you don’t need that. We’ve gone there and won a game of football, then people are looking for other things to moan and groan about.
Pulis also suggested that an incident took place which involved himself, but he didn’t go into details and said that Martinez should not have been trying to get one of Albion’s players retrospectively banned.
There was an incident in that game that happened to me and I’ve not said a word about it. I don’t think it’s relevant, the game of football is the most important thing. I was really disappointed with him for bringing him up afterwards. Thank goodness nothing was made of it because there was nothing there. I didn’t see it. There were enough cameras there to have picked it up. The disappointing thing for me was that another manager after the game is trying to find something that could affect this football club and this club has nothing to do with him.