–Super Eagles interim coach praises West Brom striker’s goal form
Super Eagles stand-in coach,Daniel Amokachi says he is not surprised Nigeria striker, Brown Ideye has rediscovered his scoring form for his English Premier League side, West Bromwich Albion.
Ideye was a summer buy by the EPL side but it took the 2013 AFCON winner time to settle to new life in the Barclays Premier League.
Ideye has now scored three EPL goals for West Brom and 20 goals in all competitions.
Amokachi, who won the English FA Cup with Everton during his playing career, said he knew Ideye would come through eventually, explaining that it was always going to be difficult to adapt to the English game.
“I always knew he would come through eventually,” Amokachi said.
“Playing in the English league is difficult because of the style there. There’s too much pace and physicality that you have to adapt to and most players tend to struggle at the beginning”, he added.
Amokachi who is called ‘The Bull’ by his fans during his playing days recalled that Ideye’s initial situation at West Brom was no difference as what he experienced when he arrived at Everton.
“Yes, I recall when I came to Everton, it was also difficult for me because I thought I was tough and fast but I noticed things were completely different from my thinking.
“You know they call me ‘The Bull’, so I thought my physicality was enough to see me through, but that was not to be. It’s like one had to go through the mills.
“So for Ideye, I knew he was going to struggle to adapt at the early stage buy for sure I knew he was going to score and that when he starts scoring, he would be unstoppable.
“I am happy that he is doing it for his club now,” Amokachi added.