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Ideye Attributes Premier League Poor Performances To Lack Of Fitness

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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Former Super Eagles striker, Brown Ideye has revealed the reason behind his poor performances in the premier league.

Ideye signed a three-year deal with English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion, becoming the club's record signing at a fee reported as £10 million.

The former Dynamo Kiev was unable to live up to expectations at the Hawthorns, he scored a paltry four goals in 24 appearances during his short stay in England.

Ideye has attributed his poor form in the premier league to lack of pre-season and fitness issues.

“I feel I didn't really give my best at West Brom because I didn't’ have a good pre-season, injuries and a host of other things,” he said in an Instagram live video .

The 31-year-old also found life difficult in China after leaving England.

“The issue I had in China was that there is this rule that every six months, they had to reshuffle the team and at the time I got to China , it was really difficult for me; the language, the players, not having good food."

“ It took me time to really adjust to the Chinese league , and with all the expectations from the fans and the team.

"The management felt I wasn't good enough or that I couldn't meet the expectations placed on me, they ended up signing a new player in my position and they asked me to go on loan ."

Ideye is currently on the books of Aris in the Greek Super League.