Super Eagles striker, Brown Ideye insists he will not let the pressure of being West Browmwich Albion’s record signing get to him.
Ideye completed a switch from Ukrainian club, Dynamo Kiev to English Premier League club, West Bromwich Albion for a reported £10 million.
Ideye’s goal-scoring record of 33 goals in 74 games for Dynamo Kiev was enough to convince the club to break their previous record fee of £6 million of which they paid for Stephane Sessegnon last summer.
The Nigerian attacker has now revealed that he will not be thinking too much about the amount WBA paid for his services and will instead be focusing on achieving success on the pitch.
“I will thrive on that. It’s a good thing and a pleasure for me but I just have to put that behind me and focus on the game. I want to try to understand everyone around me and try to work with the team,” Ideye told the official YouTube channel of West Bromwich Albion.
He also discussed his pleasure of wearing the number nine shirt of the club.
“It’s a big task wearing the number nine shirt. The number nine shirt is like a load for me but I just have to do my best in every game,
“My goal-scoring record is good so I am confident I can continue with that here and with the help of the team, I will achieve that.[eap_ad_2]
“I have not set a target as to how many goals I want to score this season but I usually take each game as it comes.
“But I always like to score in every game I play and that is the challenge I will put on myself. I will work hard and try to help the team. Hopefully, good things will come as a result,” he said.
Meanwhile, the WBA head coach Alan Irvine says he is looking forward to the prospect of working with Ideye whom he described as a “quality striker.”
“Brown is a quality striker and I’m looking forward to working with him.