The Baggies man believes the club will thrive under the pressure to better their top-half finish, before praising the work of Roy Hodgson and wishing him well in the England role
West Brom midfielder Zoltan Gera has admitted that expectations at the club have risen after their 10th-place finish in the Premier League last season, but believes him and his team-mates are up for the challenge.
The Hungarian midfielder was sidelined for the majority with reoccurring ankle and knee injuries.
But, Gera is looking forward to helping his club trump the success of last campaign and had warned the new boss that expectations will be high.
"I think it will be a difficult season next season," Gera told the club’s official website.
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"Every season is difficult because if you have a bad spell in the season you can go down. If we can stay in the top ten that will be very, very good for the club.
"The squad is very strong and when players have been injured other players have come in and done well. I'm sure the club will sign new players and the club will be stronger. Expectation will be higher - but that's good for the team."
Former manager Roy Hodgson left at the end of last season to fill the England vacancy, and while the 33-year-old is disappointed at his departure, he believes the squad will be looking to impress whoever is appointed.
"It's a shame he's left - but it is great for him and the club as well because the West Brom head coach has been chosen to manage the country,” Gera added.
"It's good for Roy, he deserves the chance, and hopefully he will do well with England.
"It will be difficult to find another good head coach, but I'm sure the directors and chairman will pick the right man because the last few head coaches were the right men, so I don't worry about it.
"I think all the players will be more motivated because of the new head coach.”