Alan Irvine tells Saido Berahino not to sulk over England snub

West Brom manager Alan Irvine has told striker Saido Berahino not to sulk after failing to feature in England’s recent international friendly, but rather take the positives from the experience with the national team, reports ITV Football.

“There’s certainly no benefit to sulking. He has to look at the last two weeks as a great experience – one that helps him to become a better player. If that helps him to raise his game to another level, then fantastic. (Saido) knows he has a lot to do to continue to develop to become a regular at that level. I really hope this will give his season yet another boost,” said Irvine.

Berahino, 21, has been in inspired form for Albion this season. The England U21 international has scored seven goals in 11 league games for the Midlands outfit, which earned him a call-up for England’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Slovenia, and their friendly against Scotland.

The young striker expected to miss out in the qualifier, but was disappointed not to feature against Scotland, and even saw Rickie Lambert being preferred to him, with manager Roy Hodgson bringing the Liverpool striker on from the substitutes’ bench in the latter stages of the Scotland victory, which left Berahino visibly angry.

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