Saido Berahino comments on West Brom's start, playing at The Hawthorns again

Saido Berahino of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Everton at Bet365 Stadium on February 1, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Stoke City striker is excited to take on West Brom.

Saido Berahino of Stoke City during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Everton at Bet365 Stadium on February 1, 2017 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Said Berahino is excited to take on former club West Bromwich Albion this weekend with Stoke City.

The former England under-21 striker quit the Baggies earlier this year to sign with Stoke in a £12 million move.

West Brom had blocked a transfer to Spurs worth more than double that 18 months earlier, prompting a furious response from the striker.

Saido Berahino of Stoke City and Winston Reid of West Ham United clash  during the Premier League match between Stoke City and West Ham United at Bet365 Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Stoke...

He has struggled to make an impact at Stoke and accepts that he may receive a hostile reception in Sunday's clash at the Hawthorns.

Speaking to The Stoke Sentinel, Berahino says he is ready to embrace whatever reception comes his way, while also praising his former club's start to the season.

He said: "West Brom have started well, definitely.

"They’ve got their two wins early on in the league so we’ve got to focus on facing them on Sunday and we can’t wait.

“I’m a professional, I’ve just got to play football. I’m out there to play. If the fans want to give me stick, no problem, I’ll just go again. We know how big the game is going to be.”

Jese (L) of Stoke City celebrates with team mate Saido Berahino after scoring the winning goal during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Arsenal at Bet365 Stadium on August 19,...

Stoke lost their opening match against Everton but bounced back by beating Arsenal 1-0 last weekend, a match Berahino featured in.

Berahino still is yet to score a goal for Stoke, and perhaps it is written in the stars that it will come against West Brom at The Hawthorns.

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