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Di Matteo expects Baggies to cope
15 Aug 2010 - 12:05:58
West Bromwich Albion manager Roberto Di Matteo has backed his players to bounce back from their season-opening rout at the hands of Chelsea.
The Baggies travelled to Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening and were outclassed by the reigning champions in a one-sided game.
The newly-promoted side fell behind inside six minutes as former Blues midfielder Di Matteo watched on from the sidelines.
"Playing the champions away on the first day of the season, you know it is going to be a tough day for you but I thought the scoreline was a bit harsh," he said.
"There are not a lot of teams which come away from Stamford Bridge with much.
"We know we will have to learn very quickly, but on the upside, we will not be playing Chelsea every week.
"Not every team has the quality this one does."