Berahino Felt Like Zidane – Fletcher

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Darren Fletcher revealed that teammate and West From forward Saido Berahino compared his derby goal to Zidane.

Berahino was at the center of a transfer saga, as the England international pushed for a move away from West Brom, but he went from villain to hero, as his goal was the difference against local rivals Aston Villa.

The 22-year-old cleared the air with his coach and teammates before the game and was on hand to divert Morrison’s strike past Brad Guzan of Aston Villa.

Berahino did not play down his exploits following the match, with Fletcher revealing: “He did divert it for the goal. His words were it’s a ‘Zidane touch’ and ‘It was like Zidane’, he felt that he meant it – you can tell he doesn’t lack confidence.

“I thought he was fantastic and he’s a great player and we want him to be a great player for West Bromwich Albion, while he’s here.

“It’s great he has ambition. I love that he has that and wants to play at the highest level. I think he’ll score goals for England in the future and that’s how highly I rate him.”

Fletcher added: “He’s well liked in the dressing room and we wanted to make that perfectly clear.

“That wasn’t forced, that was natural reactions because of how highly we think of him.”



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