Olsson open to Baggies stay
Jonas Olsson has revealed that he is happy to stay at West Brom despite the club getting relegated.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 19/05/09 2:10pm
Jonas Olsson has revealed that he is happy to stay and honour his contract at West Brom despite the club's relegation from the Premier League.
The defender signed from Dutch side NEC Nijmegen for £800,000 on a two-year deal last summer and has settled to life in the top flight admirably.
Despite being part of a defence that has conceded a hefty 67 goals in 37 league games the 26-year-old has been one of manager Tony Mowbray's best players this term.
The Baggies lost their fight for Premier League survival after the 2-0 loss to Liverpool at the weekend and Olsson admits that he is too disappointed at present to think about his future.
"I don't want to think about the future now but I have a contract here and as it is now I want to fulfil it," he told the Express and Star.
"That's the way I feel. I have a contract. Of course every player wants to play as high as possible but I like it here and it's a great club.
"But this is the time for being disappointed and I don't want to think about the future right now.
"We are all disappointed now so let's be disappointed for a while and try to finish off the season against Blackburn and then start thinking about the future.
"I think we just want to finish off well against Blackburn."
Despite attracting reported interest from Aston Villa, Bolton and Sunday's opponents Blackburn, Olsson insists he is still looking to improve his game.
"There are some things I do well and some things I still need to adapt to the Premier League," he added.
"I am trying my best to be professional and work on that. But there are little things we can improve.
"A lot of that is to do with experience and a lot of players on the field have Premier League experience now.
"It's a shame we couldn't stay up to go into the Premier League next season with a year's experience but that's the way it is.
"There is a major disappointment. It's the first time I have been relegated and it's not a good feeling."