West Brom’s Brown Ideye says he deserves the recent criticism

West Brom striker Brown Ideye admits he hasn’t been good enough since making the move to the Hawthorns, and believes the criticism received is more than justified, reports Sky Sports.

The 26-year-old was signed from Dynamo Kiev, but came close to a January exit after making little impact for the Baggies this season. But a return to the first-team saw him score the equalising goal in West Brom’s 2-2 draw against Burnley, and now’s he could be regular fixture in the side while Saido Berahino has been dropped and Victor Anichebe injured.

But Ideye was under no illusions about how his debut season has gone, and he says the supporters critique has been fair. The striker almost joined Qatar club Al Gharafa on deadline day in January, but the deal broke down at the last minute. As West Brom’s record signing, the pressure was on Ideye from the start, and he’s vowed to finally prove his worth after getting off the mark.

“I never thought I was going to leave. I haven’t really started playing football for West Brom so I think I should have more time. Since I came here I haven’t been that Brown Ideye that people know and I feel bad about it. This is England and if you’re not giving your best, people talk. I think they are right in everything they say. I should be on top of my game,” he said.

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