He likened the experienced striker’s last year or so to an unused vehicle – insisting that it would be similar to bringing a “brand new auto out of the garage” and just putting “a bit of petrol in him and letting him run”.
We’d much rather have kept the former Southampton man this summer than Mario Balotelli or Fabio Borini, who both remain at the club, but we can more than respect his decision to leave.
“Rickie’s played at lower level and each time he’s stepped up he’s done well”, he told the club’s website after the victory at Bristol Rovers.
Liverpool legend turned football pundit Jamie Carragher believes that he old club didn’t get the best out of Rickie Lambert because they didn’t play him enough, as reported by Sky Sports.
Craig Gardner latched onto Chris Brunt’s throughball to double West Brom’s advantage in the 34th minute and Lambert was on hand to convert James McClean’s cross moments after the second half got underway. Making his mark at Southampton with 117 goals in 235 appearances, guiding the Saints to back-to-back promotions, Lambert reached double figures for both goals and assists in the Premier League in 2013-14.
Lambert is now looking forward to a new chapter in his career and linking up with England and West Brom starlet Saido Berahino.
Veretout is the fourth player to arrive at Villa Park from Ligue 1 during the close season following the signings of Jordan Amavi, Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Ayew.
“He’s a very sharp player, very intelligent, very quick, he’s a good finisher”.
“I love playing football and I love scoring goals and I think I can do both of those things at West Brom”.