Tony Pulis urges Ideye to stay positive

6 years ago

Nigeria and West Bromwich Albion striker Brown Ideye has been counseled to stay positive as he continues his quest towards ending his goal drought.

The Throstles striker has just one Premier League goal to his name this season, having netted a consolation in last month's game against Manchester City since his £10m move from Dynamo Kiev but the Albion boss feels the Nigerian is more than capable of hitting form, sooner rather than later.

"He needs a goal, more than anything else. The boy can't buy a goal at the moment and that's what he needs, Pulis told club website.

"You have a look at what he did (versus Hull City), the effort and commitment he put in. He worked very hard, especially in the first half hour, he linked play very well and we're just disappointed he didn't score.

"Had he done that we would have seen a different player. Confidence is such a big thing for strikers, he continued.
"I've spoken to him a bit. I went back to Jason Puncheon missing a penalty (for Crystal Palace) last year at Tottenham...I said 'Punch' get on with it - there are worse things going on in the world.
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"People get on with it and carry on. English football is different to other football on the continent. It can take a lot for players to get used to the way football is here.
"You have to give them time and assurance. That doesn't apply to just Brown but all top players,” he concluded.
Ideye is expected to get a starter’s shirt when West Brom visit Everton in Monday night’s English Premier League showdown.

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