West Bromwich boss Roberto Di Matteo plots an upset at Manchester City

04 February 2011 03:27
Confident: West Bromwich boss Roberto Di Matteo

West Bromwich manager Roberto Di Matteo says his side are more than capable of pulling off a shock at Manchester City.

The Baggies acquitted themselves well against the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool during the first three months of the season.

And Di Matteo is hoping that the team can draw experience from their away win at Arsenal in September in particular.

He said: 'We've had some good games and good results against the big teams so we're going to be positive.

'Even at home against Manchester United we matched them for long periods and we should have got something out of it.

'They play at home and obviously they've had a couple of results that they weren't happy with.

'They are a good team with a lot of dangerous players and can replace players with quality.

'We will try to put some pressure on them. We are improving and getting better. We've got four points from the last three games.'

Baggies midfielder Chris Brunt believes that his team only need look at the team's previous meeting, which City won 2-0, if they need motivation.

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'We know we're in for a really tough game,' he said. 'They played very well against us at the Hawthorns and battered us from start to finish.

'They've got a good record at Eastlands so it's going to be a tough game, but it's one we're all looking forward to. They've got some of the biggest names in the world.

'It's a game that's going to be tough for us to get something out of, but we've proved that away from home against some of the big teams that we're capable of doing that.'

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Source: Daily_Mail