By James Agberebi:
West Brom striker Brown Ideye has reiterated that he still feels bitter not making the Super Eagles squad to last year's FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Ideye was part of the Eagles squad that won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa but was surprisingly left out of the World Cup squad.
In an interview with worldsoccer.com, Ideye however stated that he has put the disappointment behind him.
"I felt bad when I was omitted because playing at the World Cup is every player’s dream. But I’ve put all that behind me. I need to stay positive and look ahead," he said.
The former Dynamo Kiev player went on to praise Tony Pulis for sticking with him when things weren't going well for him at the Hawthorns.
He added: "I always believe in hard work. When you work hard it might take time but your time will come. I knew things would turn out well if I remain patient and God did for me like he does in my life. Even when things weren’t going well with me, the players stood by me and the manager [Tony Pulis] has been helpful since he got here. He has been like a father."