The West Brom boss was unhappy with an interview Berahino gave this week expressing his wish to move on to bigger things and the striker found himself on the bench for yesterday’s Premier League clash at Burnley.
Brown Ideye was Albion’s unlikely saviour as they fought back from two down to draw 2-2. Ideye came off the bench at half-time at Turf Moor to head in the equaliser.
Burnley were two up inside 32 minutes through Ashley Barnes and Danny Ings but Chris Brunt pulled one back just before half-time for Albion. It was a first Premier League goal of the season for Brunt, who lost the captain’s armband to deadline-day signing Darren Fletcher.
Berahino played all but the first 18 minutes after Victor Anichebe was forced off with a groin injury. Pulis said: “I felt Saido could do with a little rest with two massive games at home coming up.
“Unfortunately Victor felt his groin before the game. He wanted to play. After 15 minutes you could tell he was struggling and Saido came on and showed his attitude. Saido is a top player. The problem is he lost his father at an early age and he has not had many mentors or people who can put him on the straight and narrow. A lot of kids today get misguided advice.”
BURNLEY: Heaton, Trippier, Keane, Shackell, Mee, Boyd, Marney (Kightly 46), Jones, Arfield, Barnes, Ings.
WEST BROM: Foster, Dawson, McAuley, Lescott, Baird (Ideye 46), Fletcher, Yacob, Brunt, McManaman (Morrison 82), Anichebe (Berahino 18), Sessegnon.