Matheus Pereira has taken to Twitter to send a message to his West Brom teammates as their promotion run-in hots up.
The Brazilian loanee struck twice in a 3-0 win against Sheffield Wednesday in midweek as the Baggies maintained their five-point lead over third-placed Brentford with just six games left to play in the Championship season.
That performance earned the 24-year-old a spot in Whoscored’s team of the week, with his match rating of 8.7 only bettered by Fulham full-back Cyrus Christie.
West Brom then congratulated the South American on Twitter, retweeting the team of the week alongside the caption: “Fine work”.
Pereira replied to that message with his own, reading: “Nice work from all our team!
His brace on Wednesday were his seventh and eighth goals of the Championship season.
Nice work from all our team! together 👊🏾🤙🏾 https://t.co/pdnrX2rJV7
— Matheus Pereira (@MatheusPereira) July 3, 2020
Pereira just seems like a great person to have around the place, in truth.
His selflessness here isn’t the first example of positivity he has shown during our promotion push, and the fact that he is pulling out performances like the one he did on Wednesday is a nice bonus too.
Pereira’s xG was over double his season average, while his shooting accuracy was 15.8% better too, as per Wyscout.
With Brentford still very much on our trail, we need our big names to step up to the plate in crucial matches, and nobody could have asked for any more from Pereira on Wednesday night.
Next up is a visit from relegation-threatened Hull City, followed by a clash with play-off chasing Derby County.
Win both of those games and you would like to think that we would be somewhere near home and dry, but it won’t be an easy task.
That being said, our job will be made a lot easier if Pereira can pull out a repeat performance of his heroics from Wednesday night.
In other West Brom news, a done deal at the Hawthorns as this 23-year-old signs a new three-year contract