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Olsson: Coming off was right

West Brom defender Jonas Olsson believes he made the right choice coming off in last Saturday's 3-3 draw with Tottenham, despite his team conceding a late equaliser.

Olsson was replaced by Craig Dawson with just over 10 minutes to go when West Brom were 3-2 up, but Christian Eriksen's 94th minute strike denied Pepe Mel's side an important win.

The Sweden international, who struggled with an Achilles injury at times last season, is now hoping his early exit against Spurs will ensure he is fit to face Manchester City next Monday.

Olsson said in the Birmingham Mail: "I struggled during last week and I struggled during the second half of the game. It's down to hard pitches and it being the end of the season.

"After half-time I realised I need to be honest to myself, be honest to the team.

"When I'm not 100 per cent there are players on the bench who can do a better job than I can when I'm only 90 or 80 per cent.

"What I learned from last season is that I carried on where I shouldn't have carried on.

"That's about being honest to yourself and team-mates. That came into my mind on Saturday.

"There are some times you can play through pain but you don't want to make it worse by playing 10 minutes more. Had I stayed on it might be worse and I might have missed a few more games. Hopefully now I can be back in for selection against Manchester City. I think I'll be fit for that game."