Berahino aiming to beat England youth scoring record

Saido Berahino

West Bromwich Albion forward Saido Berahino is aiming to break the England under-21 scoring record.

West Bromwich Albion front-man, Saido Berahino, says that he is aiming to break the goalscoring record for the England under-21's in the near future. 

Berahino is just five goals behind Alan Shearer and Francis Jeffers in the all-time scoring charts for the Three Lions' under-21 side and he says that breaking the record is something which would be a nice accolade.

“It’s nice to hear about my record this season and hopefully I can break the total one day," he said to the FA's official site.

Berahino has eight goals in just eight appearances for the under-21 side and he has emerged as one of the best striking prospects in England after a fine breakthrough year last season. 

The Baggies utilised the 21-year-old on regular occasions throughout their previous campaign and he has remained a first-team regular at the start of this season, too, scoring two goals in three appearances for Alan Irvine's team.

His promising club form transferred to international level last night, as he notched twice in the Three Lions' 3-0 success against Moldova.

It was a performance which means that the England youngsters have won nine of their last 10 competitive fixtures and Berahino said he was delighted to have made a contribution. 

"I just thank god that I’ve contributed to the team,” he said.

“You could see that, even though there were a few changes, everyone stepped in and did their job.

“It just shows how strong we are as a group, we all gelled together and we all play together and understand each other well."

The under 21's are aiming to qualify for next year's European Championships in the Czech Republic and if they do, Berahino is likely to have a major part in any success they have.

His attention for now, though, will return to club matters and he will hope to take the momentum he has gained from the international break back to the Hawthorns with him.

The Baggies take on Everton at the weekend as they look to pick up their first league win of the season. 

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