£12m Stoke City striker Saido Berahino responds when quizzed about potentially scoring v 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.

Stoke City striker Saido Berahino faces former club West Bromwich Albion this weekend.

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.

It is fair to say that nearly one year since his transfer from West Bromwich Albion, Saido Berahino's spell at Stoke City has not gone to plan so far.

Stoke spent £12 million on the striker, but the former England under-21 international unfortunately has not scored a single goal.

Saido Berahino of Stoke City and Virgil van Dijk of Southampton compete for the ball  during the Premier League match between Stoke City and Southampton at Bet365 Stadium on September 30,...

Stoke face his former side West Brom this weekend, and Berahino was quizzed about potentially scoring against the Baggies.

He certainly can't be fussy about when his goal may come, and Berahino is not getting carried away with making it about him.

He told the Stoke Sentinel: "Maybe it’d be written in the stars … but it’s not about me and Darren Fletcher playing about against our old team, it’s a game when we just need three points massively. Hopefully by the end of Saturday we’re all celebrating those three points."

Mark Hughes, Manager of Stoke City gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Stoke City at Wembley Stadium on December 9, 2017 in London,...

Stoke are in a wretched run of form and manager Mark Hughes is under pressure.

He is the manager who bought Berahino and has shown faith in him, so the striker is naturally keen to repay him if he can.

Berahino is likely not to be in Stoke's starting line-up, considering he has been selected to begin just two Premier League games this season, coming off the bench six times.

 

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