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Pulis unconcerned by Berahino's England snub

15:57 GMT+3 20/03/2015
The 21-year-old has scored 12 Premier League goals this season but was overlooked by Roy Hodgson as Tottenham's Harry Kane was handed his first senior call-up

Tony Pulis has not discussed Saido Berahino's England snub with the West Brom striker.

While Roy Hodgson handed Harry Kane his first England call-up on Thursday, there was no place for Berahino despite scoreing 12 Premier League goals in a difficult season for the Baggies.

Instead, Berahino will play for Gareth Southgate's Under-21s against the Czech Republic and Germany and will likely represent his country in June's European Under-21 Championship.

Asked about Berahino's mood following the squad announcement, Pulis told reporters: "I haven't spoken to him about it. I haven't got a clue. If he gets selected for the Under-21s that's a big honour in itself.

"I don't know whether he is disappointed or not. He's not said anything to me about it"

Berahino's attitude has previously been questioned, with Pulis calling on the need for correct guidance amid reported interest from Liverpool, but his manager made of point of praising the striker on Friday.

"The lad's been very, very good lately. His attitude and his approach to everything we have done has been excellent," Pulis added.

"He has been carrying an injury for the past couple of weeks - he and Brown Ideye have been playing with knocks- but they've really shown good character.

"With Victor Anichebe injured we haven't really had any back-up. They've known how important it is for them to play. The two of them have been excellent."