West Brom boss Tony Pulis refused to be drawn on claims by former Albion striker Saido Berahino that the club offered him no protection over his drugs ban.
Berahino served an eight-week suspension earlier this season after failing a drugs test, which he has now said was due to his drink being spiked in a nightclub.
The 23-year-old did not play for West Brom between September and January, when he joined Stoke at the end of the transfer window for a deal worth Â£15million.
In an interview with BBC Football Focus, Berahino also said "no-one protected me" at Albion, that he had become depressed and ended up hating being at the club he joined as an 11-year-old.
When asked about Berahino's comments, Pulis told a press conference: "'If Saido has an opinion Saido is entitled to that opinion."