West Brom news

Odemwingie targets own record

July 20, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie says that he will better last season's total of 15 Premier League goals this year.

Peter Odemwingie
GettyImagesPeter Odemwingie was key to West Brom's success last season

Odemwingie, a Nigeria international, impressed in his single season at the Hawthorns and was linked with a move to Arsenal, among others. However, now that he has opted to remain at the club, he has set himself a target of beating his previous feat.

He told the Express & Star: "I am always in competition with myself and beating my own records show me that I am going forward, growing and improving.

"So I will set myself a target of beating my own record again. It is going to depend on how much I want it and how much I go for it, but football is also a team game.

"If the whole team plays well I will get chances and get goals, so my prayer will be that the whole team functions properly and everybody plays well.

"If that happens, then as a striker I need to get goals for the team and myself. Hopefully the whole team as a unit can do well."