ODEMWINGIE SETS 15 GOALS TARGET FOR WEST BROM
Super Eagles' striker, Osaze Odemwingie, has set a 15-goal target for himself at his new club, West Brom, in England. The Nigerian player opened his Albion account in style in Saturday's 1-0 win over Sunderland and promptly set himself a target of, at least, 10 to 15 goals this season.
The Nigerian striker helped his new team-mates earn a valuable three points in their first home game of the campaign.
And he was delighted to prove wrong those who doubted his decision to join the Baggies after the club opening-day 6-0 defeat at Chelsea.
“I can't say a number but between 10 and 15 goals for a striker, minimum, is a good result and I hope to, at least, achieve the minimum,” said Odemwingie.
“With that, I think the club will be satisfied with my performance, but I hope I can do more.
“I know people asked questions about whether it was the right move for me, but the team played against Chelsea in the first game and most of the goals were from set-pieces, so I had to take that into account.
“I knew that with more concentration, we would be okay, because there were too many mistakes in that game and we were playing against Chelsea, which is not easy.
“Six was too many, but I saw some quality and I knew it was the right move.
“The people who didn't want me to leave Lokomotiv asked if I was sure about leaving, and there were little jokes, but I believed it would be okay.”
After what has been a hectic schedule for the 29-year-old ace, he is now hoping to find some time this week to pick out a song to sing for his Baggies initiation – and work on his dancing for future goal celebrations.
“They told me that at an away game, I will have to sing,” he quipped.
“I will find a song.
“As for my goal celebration.
“My friends from Belgium, my uncle and some friends from London came to watch the game on Saturday and they were sitting over there.
“I remembered they were there so when I scored, I ran over there.
“Myself and Giles Barnes had joked in the dressing room that we would do a dance – and I saw him coming.
“We hadn't prepared anything but we did it anyway.
“Maybe this week we will prepare something!
“But it was fun and everybody was happy.”