Odemwingie happy to score
Peter Odemwingie admitted to score against Sunderland was a reward for the difficult week he had.
By Mike Barton
Last Updated: 21/08/10 7:22pm
West Brom striker Peter Odemwingie has admitted to score the winner following his arrival was a reward for the difficult week he had to complete his signing.
The 29-year-old opened his account on his debut after a hardworking performance in the Baggies' 1-0 victory over Sunderland to become an instant hit in the Black Country.
The Nigerian striker led the line well despite missing an early chance to score in the first half.
However he got what he deserved for his efforts with his 81st minute goal after thrashing out a deal to move from Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday.
"We had to do a lot for me to be on the pitch today. Up until last night the papers had to be moved from Moscow so there was a lot of effort to make it," Odemwingie said.
"I was really happy for everyone because this goal was for my agent, for the people who worked in West Brom and from Lokomotiv because they really helped me to make sure I played today.
"It's a goal that made a lot of people happy.
"I'm happy I made up for it (the miss), I think I was a little bit impatient because when I got the chance I didn't expect it to come so quick."
Odemwingie also felt that the goal would settle him in to the Premier League well, and that he was extremely happy to be playing in England.
"It will help me a lot to continue for the next few weeks to adapt and make me feel at home," he added.
"It's a very exciting league watching it on the screen.
"Every football player wants to be part of this, it's a country that really loves football, and my team-mates that played here told me that I'm really going to enjoy the football here."